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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From what has been stated above, some points follow that are necessary for theological reflection as it explores the relationship of the Church and the other religions to salvation. Pontificium Consilium pro Dialogo inter Religiones, no. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and baptism cf.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Rome: According to theologian James L.

Furthermore, John the Apostle states: The necessary and absolute singularity of Christ in human history is well expressed by St. It shares with others the gifts of love, and is itself an example of virtue.

Jesus is, in fact, the Word of God made man for the salvation of all. 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.

Jesus is the Incarnate Word — a single and indivisible person Hence, the connection is clear between the salvific mystery of the Incarnate Word and that of the Spirit, who actualizes the salvific efficacy of the Son made man in the lives of all people, called by God to a single goal, both those who historically preceded the Word made man, and those who live after his coming in history: Not only was [DI] not formulated with Jews in mind; Jews, we are sometimes told, are entirely excluded from the purview of its controversial assertions.

Religion of its very nature is a certain relationship between God and man. A quicker reference point, with sources, can be found in: He has spoken through the prophets. The Second Vatican Council, in fact, has stated that: He cites LG, no.


In Him God established a new covenant which all men secretly desire, which religious men would like to fulfill … It is in the name of Jesus Christ, in the name of the Church … that I present myself among you. The CDF inserts a footnote here maintaining that this is how the famous axiom, Extra Ecclesiam nullus omnino salvatur, should be understood. In the 20th century this inclusive approach was expressed in the condemnation of Feeneyism and in the declaration of the Second Vatican Councilwhich said that “the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator,” although this is ambiguous and numerous interpretations have arisen [ citation needed ].

It is patient under contradiction, and inclines towards generos- ity. The meaning of the expressions kingdom of heaven, kingdom of Godand kingdom of Christ in Sacred Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, as well as in the documents of the Magisterium, is not always exactly the same, nor is their relationship to the Church, which is a mystery that cannot be totally contained by a human concept.

AAS 83 Jesus Christ delivers man from his sins and from eternal death. For this reason, the Declaration takes up what has been taught in previous Magisterial documents, in order to reiterate certain truths that are part of the Church’s faith.

What did the Pope mean? Francesco Gioia Boston, MA: Libreria Editrice Vaticana,paras. Salvation Salvation is a leitmotif recurring in religious talk of every sort. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Although not identical to Him, she is nevertheless inseparably united with Him; and, He continues the work of salvation through her.

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

Dialogue is peaceful, and has no use for extreme methods. It does talk about a uniqueness in the Catholic tradition It will show that the CDF Declaration derives directly from John Paul II himself; that it is part of his Ordinary Magisterium; that it reflects his own thought on Christ, the Church, and the salvation of non-Catholics; and, that it does not contradict his interfaith activity. Here … is the domiinus [excellentissima] descargaar of this dialogue [collo- quii]: In him God reconciled us to himself and to one another, freeing us from the bondage of the devil and of sin, so that each one of us could say with the apostle: One of those values was the practice of prayer and penance no.


As a matter of fact, the Church realistically admits in her statements on the topic that a number of human factors i. There is only one salvific economy of the One and Triune God, realized in the mystery of the incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Son of God, actualized with the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, and extended in its salvific value to all humanity descargad to the entire universe: In that sense, he is right: Additionally, it is not accurate to say that John Paul II was silent on the salvific significance of Jesus Christ during his meetings with non- Christians.

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

To them it is bound to seem out of keeping with the elevated and open tone of the documents of Vatican Council II. Our energies should in fact be concerned with making Jesus known to all. Given its central role in explaining and defending Catholic doc- trine, the CDF retains a special place amongst the other Vatican dicas- teries, such that its statements participate in the Ordinary Magisterium Dialogue affirms the Truth.

I believe that this situation applies to DI, as I hope to show below. In him, in whom God reconciled all things to dminus cf.