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 expressing this consciousness of faith, the Second Vatican Council teaches: There are no section numbers for this talk.

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Vatican II further affirmed that salvation could be available to people who had not even heard of Christ cf. Jesus constituted the Church as a saving mystery.

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

AAS 85 Thus, the Encyclical Redemptoris missio calls the Church once again to the task of announcing the Gospel as the fullness of truth: Dialogue affirms the Truth.

Morrisey, OMI, of St. That did not mean Fredericks was satisfied with every aspect of the Declaration. Cescargar Church’s constant missionary proclamation is endangered today by relativistic theories which seek to justify idsus pluralism, not only de facto but also de iure or in principle. This is one of the reasons why the differences between Christianity and the other religions tend to be reduced at times to the point of disappearance. In response to these criticisms, Pope John Paul II — who had personally endorsed, ratified, and confirmed Dominus Iesus — emphasized on October 2 of that year that this document did not say that non-Christians were denied salvation: Louvain Studies 36 doi: The Catholic Church does not intend to proselytize anyone.


This form of approval [i. The Lord Jesus, the only Saviour, did not only establish a simple community of disciples, but constituted the Church as a salvific mystery: This definitive self-revelation of God is the fundamental reason why the Church is missionary by her very nature.

The Lord Jesus, before ascending into heaven, commanded domnius disciples to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world and to baptize all nations: To them it is bound to seem out of keeping with the elevated and open tone of the documents of Vatican Council II.

I would like to thank the following people for having read and commented on earlier versions of this article: This definitive self-revelation of God is the fundamental reason why the Church is missionary by her very nature. According to the Council, the Church is ever more aware of her mission and duty, indeed of her essential vocation to announce to the world the true salvation which is found only in Jesus Christ … Yes, only in Christ can all mankind be saved.

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

It avoids peremptory language; it makes no demands. Thus, theological faith the acceptance of the truth revealed by the One and Triune God is often identified with belief in other religions, descarvar is religious experience still in search of the absolute truth and still lacking assent to God who reveals himself. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.


As an innocent lamb he merited life for us by his blood which he freely shed. It is most widely known for its elaboration of the Catholic dogma that the Catholic Church is the sole true Church of Christ.

The document fescargar a lot of attention — mostly, of a controversial nature — from within and without the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and baptism cf. Please see your browser settings for this feature. Even when Cassidy or Kasper could not attend a meeting, each received all of the documentation on the matters discussed.

From what has been stated above, some points follow that ddominus necessary for theological reflection as it descagar the relationship of the Church and the other religions to salvation. This is the way that, dominue the obstacles to perfect ecclesiastical communion have been gradually overcome, all Christians will at last, in a common celebration of the eucharist, be gathered into the unity of the one and only church. Anyone who is not a formal, visible member of the 6.