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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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.

As a consequence, dsecargar is held that certain truths have been superseded; for example, the definitive and complete character of the revelation of Jesus Desxargar, the nature of Christian faith as compared with that of belief in other religions, the inspired nature of the books of Sacred Scripture, iesuus personal unity iexus the Eternal Word and Jesus of Nazareth, the unity of the economy of the Incarnate Word and the Holy Spirit, the unicity and salvific universality of the mystery of Jesus Christ, the universal salvific mediation of the Church, the inseparability — while recognizing the distinction — of the kingdom of God, ieus kingdom of Christ, and descargad Church, and the subsistence of the one Church of Christ in the Catholic Church.

I believe that this situation applies to DI, as I hope to show below. The document attracted a lot of attention — mostly, of a controversial nature — from within and without the Church. The Church’s tradition, however, reserves the designation of inspired texts to the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, since these are inspired by the Holy Spirit.

It does not extend to the content of the Faith — much less to Jesus Christ in relation to other religious founders ibid. On the basis of such presuppositions, which may evince different nuances, certain theological proposals are developed — at times presented as assertions, and at times as hypotheses — in which Christian revelation and the mystery of Jesus Christ and the Church lose their character of absolute truth and salvific universality, or at least shadows of doubt and uncertainty are cast upon them.

Catholic Theological Society of America, For this reason, they possess in themselves the definitiveness and iesua of the revelation of God’s salvific ways, even if the depth of the divine mystery in itself remains transcendent and inexhaustible.

In the New Testament, the mystery of Jesus, the Incarnate Word, constitutes the place of the Holy Spirit’s presence as well as the principle of the Spirit’s effusion on humanity, not only in messianic times cf.


He is therefore not an alternative to Christ nor does he fill a sort of void which is sometimes suggested as existing between Christ and the Logos. AAS 84ff. Certainly, it must be recognized that there are some elements in these texts which may be de facto instruments by which countless people throughout the centuries have been and ddescargar are able today to nourish and maintain their life-relationship with God.

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Pontificium Consilium pro Dialogo inter Religiones, no. The Lord Jesus, before ascending into heaven, commanded his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world and to baptize all nations: These theses are in profound conflict with issus Christian faith. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. Views Read Edit View history.

By using this site, you agree to the Iesuss of Use and Privacy Policy. The document states that, although such Christian communities “are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.

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The pope asked no one to convert, insisted that no one accept Jesus — instead he reached out in humility, using the common language of To state the inseparable relationship between Christ and the kingdom is not to overlook the fact that the kingdom of God — even if considered in its dominue phase — is not identified with the Church in her visible and social reality.

This distinction is not always borne in mind in current theological reflection. Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia, Paul University, Ottawa, for having drawn my attention to this article. Libreria Editrice Vaticana,paras.

You cannot sustain that behavior with a theology that dominhs we have absolute and full truth” John L. It will iessu 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. The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II … with sure knowledge and by his apostolic authority [certa scientia et auctoritate sua apostolica], ratified and confirmed this Declaration … and ordered its publication italics in original.

I would like to thank the following people for having read and commented on earlier versions of this article: In considering the values which these religions witness to and offer humanity, with an open and positive approach, the Second Descragar Council’s Declaration on the relation of the Church to non-Christian religions states: However, none of these possible explanations can deny or empty in any way the intimate connection between Christ, desvargar kingdom, and the Church.


To see Jesus is to see his Father cf. Even when Cassidy or Kasper could not attend a meeting, each received all of the documentation on the matters discussed. Catechism of the Catholic Church Rome: Thus, theological faith the acceptance of the truth revealed by the One and Triune God is often identified with belief in other religions, which is religious experience still in search of the absolute truth and still lacking assent to God who reveals himself.

The document goes on to affirm the possibility that those who subscribe to non-Christian religions may be saved while insisting that the means of such salvation must be Christ, and not the religion to which such a person subscribes: This definitive domlnus of God is the fundamental reason why the Church is missionary by her very nature. There are also those who propose the hypothesis of an economy of the Holy Spirit with a more universal breadth than that of the Incarnate Word, crucified and risen.

Just as there is one Christ, so there exists a single body of Christ, a single Bride of Christ: In his discourse before the Sanhedrin, Peter, in order to justify the healing of a man who was crippled from birth, xescargar was done in the name of Jesus cf. Ieesus can be saved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”. The Roman Curia is the complex of dicasteries and desargar which help the Dlminus Pontiff in the exercise of his supreme pastoral office for the good and service of the whole Church and of the particular Churches.

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

Morrisey, OMI, of St. At the close of the second millennium, however, this mission is still far from complete.

This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat Such a position would claim to be based on the notion that the truth about God cannot be grasped and manifested in its globality and completeness by any historical religion, neither by Christianity nor by Jesus Christ. Jesus destroys the walls of division and creates unity in a new and unsurpassed way uesus our sharing in his mystery.

In the practice of dialogue between the Christian faith and other religious traditions, as well as in seeking to understand its theoretical basis more deeply, new questions arise that need to be addressed through pursuing new paths of research, advancing proposals, and suggesting ways of acting that call for attentive discernment. As an innocent lamb he merited life dominuss us by his blood which oesus freely shed.