Required Texts

  1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Libreria Editrice Vaticana.- Liguori, 1999. Isbn 0-89243-565-8.

  2. Neuner, Josef, SJ and Dupuis, Jacques, SJ, eds. The Christian Faith: Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church. 7th ed. New York: Alba, 2000. (Note: in previous editions of this work, the page numbers may be quite different; paragraph nos. will be the same or slightly different). 0-8189-0758-4.

  3. Flannery, Austin, gen. ed. Vatican Council II: Conciliar & Post-Conciliar Documents. 2nd ed, vol 1. Costello, 1992. 0-918344-39-5.

Recommended Reading

See course bibliography, especially Joseph Ratzinger's Introduction to Christianity (Ignatius Press, 1990, isbn 0-89870-316-6) which covers the same ground as this course. See also Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity, revised ed (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993 0-89870-470-7).

  Schedule of Topics Corresponding Required Reading
#1: Fundamental Theology Flannery, Vatican Council II documents, Dei Verbum 1-8
#2 Revelation Dei Verbum 9-24
#3: Revelation & the Word of God Catechism (CCC) #26-141 (pp. 13-38)
#4 Scripture: Inspiration & Inerrancy CCC #142-184 (pp. 39-50),
#5: Senses of Scripture & Hermeneutics "Henri de Lubac and the critique of scientific exegesis" Communio 19 (1992):365-388
#6 Tradition The Christian Faith (CF) Chap 1 (Revelation & Faith) #101-148; Avery Dulles, "Tradition and Creativity in Theology."
#7 Scripture and Tradition CF Chapter 2: Scripture and Tradition #201-245; M. D'Ambrosio, "Henri de Lubac and the critique of Scientific Exegesis," Communio 19 (1992): 365-388.
#8 Magisterium JP II, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis
#9 Magisterium: Papal & Episcopal CF Chap 2 #246-276
#10 Infallibility CF Chap1, #154-188, w 10-11
#11 Hermeneutics of Doctrinal Statements CF intro to the 1st ed.
#12 Conclusion "Ressourcement theology, aggiornamento, and the hermeneutics of tradition" Communio 18 (1991): 530-554.


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