Universita Gregoriana Editrice: June 1981
In the midst of finishing a book on the Christian sacraments, theology professor Fr. William Van Roo recognized that his treatment of the sacrament as symbol left him feeling as though he held 'a handful of scholastic dust.' The definitions and illustrations he had been using seemed not only inadequate but void of any real personal or communal application. Man the Symbolizer
is Van Roo's investigation into what a symbol is and 'the network of relationships in which it is somehow intelligible.' He defines symbol as 'a human work in which the sensuous is somehow meaningful,' including the... View More...