In this paper, we will explore the link between the Mariology and ecclesiology of Polish-German theologian Erich Przywara, paying special attention to his designation of Mary as the “inner form of the Church.” Following a brief introduction to his doctrine of analogy, we will examine Przywara’s understanding of Mary’s formal-causal role in shaping the Church. To this end, we will consider three specific sites of his Mary-Church link, namely, Christ’s passion, Mary’s motherhood, and her nuptiality. We will then explore the implications of this three-fold link, and what it means for Przywara’s understanding of the Church. Finally, we will conclude with some reflections on the trends in contemporary ecclesial life, and what the retrieval of a Marian form might offer the Church today.
Uremovic, Danijel. "“THE INNER FORM OF THE CHURCH:” THE MARIOLOGY AND ECCLESIOLOGY OF ERICH PRZYWARA." Aristos 6, no. 1, art. 4 (2022): 22-34. https://researchonline.nd.edu.au/aristos/vol6/iss1/4