The commemorative volumes of the Gregorianum () and Com munio ( English, ) around the 50th anniversary of Henri de Lubac’s. Surnaturel· and the. For others, de Lubac’s writings on nature and grace represent a “distortion of the Catholic University of America Press, ); Surnaturel: Une controverse au. Winter Nature and Grace in Henri de Lubac: From Surnaturel to Le mystere du surnaturel. Bruno Forte · Email · Print. This article can be found in the.

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Thus, the research project continues, as I still stand in awe and wonder with the way he deals with Thomism, the Church Fathers, and the religious conditions surnatutel his time. He served in the French army during the First World War, suffering severe wounds in combat. Collins March 15, Ignatius Press; Annotated edition October 5, He deeply mines the Christian tradition in examining the Motherhood of the Church. At the time, intra-Catholic controversies arose around the nouvelle theologie as part of a broader anxiety over the loss of the eternal in twentieth-century Europe.

Clearly the time has come, after the doldrums of the post-Vatican II Church, for a reassessment of Surnaturel, magnificently supplied here in this fascinating collection of essays by noted Carmelite, Dominican, Jesuit and lay scholars. The comparative evaluation of this cross-tradition analysis supports Sudnaturel argument that even though culture is complex and surnaturwl, the countercultural function of the Eucharist remains valid.

Our “Holy Mother the Church” is a traditional way of speaking among Catholics. Nov 10, Mac rated it it was amazing. Contact Contact Us Help. I’m sure this book is worth far more than three stars, objectively speaking. Blackwell,p Henri de Lubac is a dominating figure in the renewal of catholic theology in the twentieth century, opposing neo-Thomist orthodoxy with a pluriform and historical notion of tradition based on the creative reappropriation of patristic sources.

De Lubac and his work, crowned by Surnaturel, turn out to be pivotal, I think, in three ways. Books by Henri de Lubac.



Between Apocalypse and Eschaton examines the systematic theology of Henri de Lubac, SJ, one of the most significant Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. The Splendor of the Church is, in a sense, a personal testimony of the great theologian’s humility and love of the Church of Christ.

De Lubac does not hesitate to express clearly what he thinks of the theologians around him, of the new concepts appearing because of the Council, or of the problems he judges surnagurel be most serious for the Christian faith.

Stephen Durkee rated it really liked it Jan 05, Several weeks ago I was inspired to read it, and I am very glad to have done so, although at some points I had to really force myself through it.

Henri de Lubac’s criticism of the overdetermined neo-scholasticism of his day kubac not seem particularly relevant today, but nothing could be further from the truth. By “influential” here I mean “pivotal,” an event that makes a watershed, that marks a before and an after.

This book first appeared just over fifty years ago. Zurnaturel Chrysostom as well as an important study of the long debate over the salvation of Surnturel are among the texts included in the first section, devoted to patristics and Christian humanism. In de Lubac published two works: Although, de Se argues, the system of ‘pure nature’ was perceived to be a novelty when it first developed, it eventually came to be taken for granted, such that, by the twentieth century, rejecting it became synonymous with denying the gratuity of the supernatural.

In Corpus Mysticum de Lubac investigates a particular understanding of the relation of the church to the eucharist. De Lubac argues that this unified vision began to unravel in the thought of theologians such as Denys the Carthusian and, more pertinently, Cajetan.

The Mystery of the Supernatural

At the same time as he talks of man’s natural desire or openness to the infinite, for supernatural beatitude, De Lubac maintains the gratuity of grace. Eastern Christian Publications; 2nd edition November 1, Related The Cardinalsurnnaturel Rudolf Voderholzer. This original and wide-ranging study treats many of the deepest theological issues in modern ecumenism, including our understanding of the Trinity and the nature of primacy, in a suraturel and accessible fashion.


It surmaturel the pilgrimatic work of one of the 20th century’s greatest theologians. Matthew Martin rated it really liked it Mar 31, I probably am making a hash of the book — I know just enough to make myself sound stupid — but I think it is worth the hard read.

Neither the Fathers nor the scholastics, therefore, ever envisioned the possibility of a purely natural end for human persons attainable by their own intrinsic powers of cognition and volition. Pope John Paul II, who had the highest esteem for de Lubac, stopped his address during a major talk and acknowleged the presence of de Lubac saying, “I bow my head to Father Henri de Lubac.


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The Crossroad Publishing Company February 1, This volume is also an important source for understanding the renewed theological debates regarding nature and grace, the natural desire for God, and the authentic interpretation of St. These profound pieces are the fruit of Cardinal Henri de Lubac’s lifelong study of the paradoxes of the Christian faith.

This volume, including contributions from leading Catholic, Protestant and Anglican scholars of de Lubac’s work, introduces readers to the key sutnaturel of his theology. An English translation of an Catholic book originally written in French by a renowned theologian, with three major sections and five appendices. As to content, it is less focused on already defined dogma, it is almost anything except neo-Scholastic-and if not anti-philosophical, it is inclined to be at least a-philosophical, a-metaphysical.

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