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The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar

Andrew Meszaros

Abstract

The theme of the development of doctrine has returned to the center of theological discourse. John Henry Newman (1801–90) posed his theory of development at a time when the historical disciplines were increasingly showing how the Christian doctrinal tradition was subject to change. Today, this ongoing historical critique is accompanied by a philosophical criticism that both highlights the particularity of Christian truth claims while also questioning doctrine’s capacity to lay hold of divine truth. Since Newman’s time, the import of doctrine has been relativized. Yet twentieth-century theologi ... More

Keywords: history, tradition, doctrinal development, Newman, Congar, Economy, dogma, revelation, Vatican II, infallibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786344
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786344.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Meszaros, author
Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven