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Opus Dei, Opus Hominum: The Trinity, the Four-Point Hypothesis, and the Eucharist

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As the events of the incarnation and Pentecost reveal, the Trinity is a God of mission. Eternally self-sufficient, God does not remain self-enclosed, but rather reaches out to embrace and include creatures in the divine life, and recruiting humanity to share in the mission of God. Through a consideration of Bernard Lonergan’s “four-point” hypothesis, particularly as developed by Robert Doran, and in concert with his theology of eucharistic sacrifice, this paper considers how human activity comes to share in the divine life, and, in particular, explores the role of liturgical action in that elevation into God.