Dominus Iesus (English: The Lord Jesus) is a declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. DOMINUS IESUS: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. Talk Handout. I. Proclamation as Spiritual Warfare (Walkthrough of 2 Cor ). A. God’s Strategy: Enlighten all. Religious Pluralism and Dominus Iesus. Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the Church ─ and indeed the whole of Christianity ─ in our day is the challenge .

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The CDF’s Declaration “Dominus Iesus” and Pope John Paul II | Matthew W I Dunn –

The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II, at the Audience of June 16,granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with sure knowledge and by his apostolic authority, ratified and confirmed this Declaration, adopted in Plenary Session and ordered its publication.

You cannot sustain that behavior with a theology that says we have absolute and full truth” John L. It is not simply a note of orientation.

Jesus, the incarnation, the new covenant morality of the Holy Spirit are the efficasious means of Salvation. The Lord is the goal of human history, the focal point of the desires of history and civilization, the centre of mankind, the joy of all hearts, and the fulfilment of all aspirations. The Infinite, the Absolute, the Ultimate Mystery of God would thus manifest itself to humanity in many ways and in many historical figures: In considering the values which these religions witness to and offer humanity, with an dewcargar and positive approach, the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the relation of the Church to non-Christian religions states: One is being honest about what one believes, and descaryar can be wrong with that?

“Dominus Iesus” presented by Fr. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

The famous formula extra Ecclesiam nullus omnino salvatur is to be interpreted in this sense cf. Certainly, it must be recognized that there are some elements in these texts which may be de facto instruments by which countless people throughout the centuries have been and still are able today to nourish and maintain their life-relationship with God.

This form of approval [i. For us men and for our salvation, he came down and became incarnate, was made man, suffered, and rose again on the third day. The Church’s constant missionary proclamation is endangered today by relativistic theories which seek to justify religious pluralism, not only de facto but also de iure or in principle.

Such a position is in radical contradiction with the foregoing statements of Catholic faith according to which the full and complete revelation of the salvific mystery of God is given in Jesus Christ. The elevated nature of DI is also perceptible in the language used for its approbation, e.


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The first would have a greater universal value than the second, which is limited to Christians, though God’s presence would be more full in the second. In expressing this consciousness of faith, the Second Vatican Council teaches: Michel is also correct Jesus of Nazareth would be one of these. The Lord Jesus, before ascending into heaven, commanded his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world and to baptize all nations: This definitive self-revelation of Dominux is the fundamental reason why the Church is missionary by her very nature.

In presenting the Father’s salvific plan for all humanity, the Council closely links the mystery of Christ from its very beginnings with that of the Spirit. If they fail to respond in thought, word, and deed to that grace, not only shall they not be saved, but they shall be more severely judged.

It is most widely known for its elaboration of the Catholic dogma that the Catholic Church is the sole true Church of Christ. Continuing on, the Pope states: In fact, the truth of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Lord and only Saviour, who through the event of his incarnation, death and resurrection has brought the history of salvation to fulfilment, and which has in him its fullness and centre, must be firmly believed as a constant element of the Church’s faith.

As to the latter, it is not an impossible scenario: Although the Declaration should have stipulated that it had been approved in forma specifica which, admittedly, it did notit was not unimaginable to suggest dominu there might have been an oversight in pro- cedure by the Curia or a miscommunication between the Pope and the CDF.

Enter the email address you signed up with and rominus email you a reset link. In his discourse before the Sanhedrin, Peter, in order to justify the healing of a man who was crippled from birth, which was done in the name of Jesus cf.

Jesus is the Incarnate Word — a single and indivisible person The document attracted a lot of attention — mostly, of a controversial nature — from within and without the Church.

On the basis of such presuppositions, which may evince different nuances, certain theological proposals are developed — at times presented as assertions, and at times as hypotheses — in which Christian revelation and the mystery of Jesus Christ and the Church lose their character of absolute truth and salvific universality, or at least shadows of doubt and uncertainty are descargqr upon them.


As a consequence, it is held that certain truths have been superseded; for example, the definitive and complete character of the revelation of Jesus Christ, the nature of Christian faith as compared with that of belief in other religions, the inspired nature of the books of Sacred Scripture, the personal unity between the Eternal Word and Jesus of Nazareth, the deecargar of the economy of the Incarnate Word and the Holy Desfargar, the unicity and salvific universality of the mystery of Jesus Christ, the universal salvific mediation of the Church, the inseparability — while recognizing the distinction — of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of Christ, and the Church, and the subsistence of the one Church of Christ in the Catholic Church.

Irenaeus in contemplating the preeminence of Jesus as firstborn Son: Therefore, the theory of the limited, incomplete, or imperfect character of the revelation of Jesus Christ, which would be complementary to that found in other religions, is contrary to the Church’s faith.

The CDF inserts a footnote here maintaining that this is how the famous axiom, Extra Ecclesiam nullus omnino salvatur, should be understood. Catechism of the Catholic Church Rome: Bearing in mind this article of faith, theology today, in its reflection on the existence of other religious experiences and on their meaning in God’s salvific plan, is invited to explore if and in what way the historical figures and positive elements of these religions may fall within the divine plan of salvation.

The obedience of faith implies acceptance of the truth of Christ’s revelation, guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself: Faced with certain problematic and even erroneous propositions, theological reflection is called to reconfirm the Descsrgar faith and to give reasons for her hope in a way that is convincing and effective.

The document goes on to affirm the possibility that those who subscribe to non-Christian religions may be saved while insisting that the means of such salvation must be Christ, and not the religion to which such a person subscribes: Webarchive template wayback links Articles iesux explicitly cited English-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Many Catholics and non-Catholics believed its asser- tions were out of step with the teachings and interfaith activity of Pope John Paul II.

Together with positive aspects, these conceptions often reveal negative aspects as well.