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The mystery of death-life in the Maronite Catholic Church

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dc.contributor.advisor Kourie, Celia Ellen Teresa, 1946- en
dc.contributor.advisor Krüger, J.S. (Jacobus Stefanus), 1940- en Zeid, Nadim Abou en 2009-08-25T10:47:23Z 2009-08-25T10:47:23Z 2009-08-25T10:47:23Z 2002-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Zeid, Nadim Abou (2009) The mystery of death-life in the Maronite Catholic Church, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study reflects the belief systems of a nation living their lives as though in exile. It is also an 'echo' of their spiritual journey, stretching from the dawn of humanity until the time of Jesus Christ. It is the testimony of the people who lived in Phoenicia, Antioch, and the holy mountains and valleys of Lebanon. From the time of early Christianity they structured their beliefs according to the general admonition and teaching of the Scripture, and looked forward to the imminent 'return' of Christ. They lived in an atmosphere of preparation for the ready welcome of the 'heavenly Bridegroom'. The background to and the reasoning supporting this study and exposition, is that of understanding the history, spirituality, and the ritual deriving from the beliefs and thought systems of the Christians of the Maronite Catholic Church, and their understanding of the hereafter. It is an attempt to relate the many factors which comprise the 'life' and ritual, the biblical foundation, and the theological and eschatological views of the Maronite Church and its members. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (91 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Jesus Christ en
dc.subject Christianity
dc.subject Maronite Church
dc.subject Mystery / Sacrament
dc.subject Death-life
dc.subject Resurrection
dc.subject Phoenician
dc.subject Lebanon, Lebanese
dc.subject Theology
dc.subject Eschatology
dc.subject Spirituality
dc.subject Custom
dc.subject Ritual
dc.subject.ddc 281.5
dc.subject.lcsh Catholic Church -- Maronite rite
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- early Church, ca. 30-600
dc.title The mystery of death-life in the Maronite Catholic Church en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Christin Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en M. Th. (with specialisation in Christian Spirituality) en

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