des “ formes architectoniques ” de la foi.
Une contribution bakhtinienne
This study proposes a theological appropriation, in the field of sacramental theology, of the way in which Mikhaïl Bakhtin (1895-1975) considers the aesthetic form in his paper of 1924: “The Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Art”. Such an appropriation founds itself not only on the possibility of a comprehensive analogy originating from the aesthetic dimension of the sacraments between the artistic and the ritual forms, but also on the emergence of a theological questioning about the form of the sacraments as a heuristic and inclusive category. The study progresses in two steps: in first place, it offers a summary of Bakhtin’s proposal of aesthetic analysis, cautiously leading to the Christian sacramental universe. In second place, it continues with a rereading of the sacrament as “architectonic form” of faith, according to Bakhtin’s idea of the aesthetic form as the achievement of theoretical contents as well as of ethical acts, which are experienced by themselves in a fragmented way.