Saturday, October 20, 2012

Document on Revelation Turns 50

Dei verbum [Word of God] are the first words of the Second Vatican Council’s document on revelation. Jesuit James Corkery notes:
But for the personal intervention of Pope John XXIII, our understanding of revelation might still be that promulgated by the First Vatican Council (1869-1870). So how did Vatican II change the way we think about revelation?
Read his answer and more on the “character of revelation” and how it “flavoured the entire Council.”

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