Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vatican II's new understanding of revelation

Priest says Vatican II overcame a narrowly intellectual understanding of faith
Father David Norman
The B.C. Catholic has story from Edmonton by Glen Argan of the Western Catholic Reporter about a lecture given by Father David Norman, professor at Newman Theological College, on The Second Vatican Council's document Dei Verbum:
Vatican II’s document on divine revelation presents Jesus as the source of all revelation while Scripture and Church Tradition are mirrors that reflect Jesus to believers, says a professor at Newman Theological College.

The first draft of the document presented to the Second Vatican Council in 1962 was much different. It portrayed Jesus “as a conduit for revelation” and claimed there are two sources of revelation, Franciscan Father David Norman said in an Oct. 10 talk at the Catholic Pastoral and Administration Offices.

It also showed “the magisterium almost usurping the role of the Church and the role of Jesus,” said Father Norman, a systematic theologian.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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