Publication details for Professor Gerard LoughlinLoughlin, Gerard (2018). "Visible and Invisible: George Tyrrell and Christ's Bodies". New Blackfriars 99(1084): 729-739.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0028-4289, 1741-2005
- DOI: 10.1111/nbfr.12402
- Keywords: George Tyrrell, invisible Church, anonymous Christian, Church as sacrament, Body of Christ
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Starting with the laying to rest of George Tyrrell's body in an Anglican grave, outside the bounds of the Catholic Church, this article considers how Tyrrell could yet understand himself to be within the Church, within the body of Christ. Tyrrell developed a distinction between the visible and invisible Church in such a way that a person like himself could be included within the latter. In this, Tyrrell's theology anticipated later ideas of the anonymous Christian and the Church as sacrament, his thinking incorporated within the body of more orthodox, conciliar theology.