Insights into the theology of the Eastern Church, and views of the Catholic Church of Bielefeld. In the book by Michael Eckert God’s BLESSINGS for the second marriage! A Catholic view of the Orthodox theology of marriage and the perspectives for the remarried divorcees”is mainly about the possibility of remarriage in Orthodox Church: the Orthodox Church has found a way despite Sakramentalitat and indissolubility of marriage, divorced even a sacrament (!) Remarriage to enable. With his portrayal of the theologian Eckert opened Ecumenical views of a sister Church that is still too little known in Germany. From there also solution for intra-Catholic discourse opens up possibilities, Eckert’s opinion. Hear from experts in the field like American Apparel for a more varied view. In the first chapters of the book the sources of Christian faith, Scripture and tradition are asked about the possibility of divorce and remarriage: on the one hand, biblical and early Christian testimonies, which refer to the radical word of Jesus, can be found on This already referred to the divorce as wrong. On the other hand are also inner biblical and early morning significant testimonies that stronger to make the acts characterized by mercy of Jesus in the foreground next to the words of Jesus and speak out for the possibility of remarriage. The Orthodox theology of marriage is examined in further chapters, which distinguishes the orthodoxy (strict observance of the teaching) and Orthopraxis (pastoral action in the light of the divine mercy) until today.
In the investigation of the liturgical form of the marriage the author can then show that the celebration of the second marriage is indeed far less solemnly, but here nevertheless the essential elements are included, that speak for a sacramental marriage. A look at the prospects for the remarried divorcees in the Catholic Church is thrown against the background of the possibility of remarriage in Orthodox Church. Thus Eckert is available in a number of prominent theologians and Yet, as for example the Chairman of the German Bishops Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, Archbishop of Berlin Dr. Rainer Maria Kardinal Wolki and the Osnabruck Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, the urge, to reconsider the handling of remarried divorcees in the Catholic Church. In his keynote speech in the discussion process of the German Episcopal Conference in Hanover the Osnabrucker Bishop Bode reinstated this topic, and the German Bishops Conference is planning a change of labour law. Other groups of the Catholic Church go a step further: a few months ago a Freiburger announced initiative by priests and deacons, that you openly invite remarried divorcees (against existing Canon law) to participate in the sacraments. (me) Michael Eckert of God’s blessing for the second marriage! A Catholic views of the Orthodox theology of marriage and the perspectives for the remarried divorced 168 pages, paperback, Michael Eckert is 12.48 ISBN 978-3-8482-1353-5 diploma theologian, Naturopath for psychotherapy and a teacher at a secondary school in Bielefeld.