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The Relationship between Mariology and Ecclesiology in the Theological Thinking of John Paul II

Ngah Andrew Kushu-Solii

This work treats of the Phenomenology of Mary and the Church as persons of faith in relation to the Wojtilian phenomenology of the human being as an acting person. According to John Paul II, Mary is an ideal person in/for the Church, and the Church, as a personal communion, has Her as a mirror and concrete evidence of the Church’s call, being and mission. As far as the vocation of the Church is concerned, it will always be far from complete if it is studied, proclaimed or believed in without placing Mary as part of the unavoidable persons and personality in its unfolding. Mary and the Church are related in the mystery of the Church as personal subjects of faith. They owe their being and vocation to the Trinity and have a direct connection with Judaism. Christ is the centre of this relationship and this goes on to highlight ecumenism and also the place of the laity and women in the life of the Church.
Ngah Andrew Kushu-Solii, PhD, is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Kumbo (Cameroon). He did his under graduate degrees in philosophy and theology at the St Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Bambui. He did a post-graduate Licentiate degree in Sacramental theology at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt am Main, and a specialization in systematic ecclesiology still at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology. Recently, he has been assigned as Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Patoral Zone in Kikaikelaki and also as Chaplain to the Health Institute of the Catholic University of Cameroon Bamenda.