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Category Archives: Henri de Lubac

Nature and Grace, Barth and De Lubac

Henri de Lubac and Karl Barth tend to be played off against one another in regard to the issue of nature and grace. De Lubac, as is well known argued that the “natural” is inherently oriented towards its “supernatural” end in Christ. Thus there is no realm of “pure nature” irrespective of the supernatural end […]

The Ecclesial Supersession of Humanity

In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Sanctorum Communio, he concludes his early chapters on a theology of sociality, the primal state, and the doctrine of sin with the conclusion that humanity as created and fallen is, as such a “collective person” who is “capable of being addressed ethically.” As this collective person, humanity as such is one entity, […]

Henri de Lubac on the End of Humankind

“God did not make us ‘to remain within the limits of nature’, or for the fulfilling of a solitary destiny; on the contrary, He made us to be brought together into the heart of the life of the Trinity. Christ offered himself in sacrifice so that we might be one in that unity of the […]

Barth and de Lubac on the Church

The following sections are just a couple fragments from an essay I recently finished for an advanced ecclesiology seminar. In the paper I engage the ecclesiologies of Henri de Lubac and Karl Barth and try to show how both offer mutual correctives toward constructing an ecclesiology that is both Christological and Logocentric (Barth) and sacramental, […]

The Ressourcement Movement

Over at Per Caritatem a recent series on the history of Ressourcement Movment in Catholic theology (also known as the nouvelle theologie) has been posted by Michael Deem. I highly recommend it for those wanting to understand conteporary Catholic theology.Part I: Historical ContextPart II: Henri De LubacPart III: Impact and Historical Endurance

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