The Conciliar discussion on Divine Revelation, from de Lubac’s notes

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Jun 15, 2015

I have just added a new section to Henri de Lubac’s fascinating notes on Vatican II. The addition covers the discussions of the doctrinal schema which would eventually become the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation. The proceedings at the Second Vatican Council in mid-November of 1962 reveal the discontent of the Council Fathers with the text which had been prepared in advance under the leadership of the Holy Office, and their eventual success in replacing it.

Along the way, there are some fascinating theological insights, personal observations, and even some jokes. We also find de Lubac’s understated yet scathing criticism of Hans Küng, and even a brief glimpse of a thirty-five year old Joseph Ratzinger. This link will take you directly to the new section: Discussing Revelation: Mid-November 1962.

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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