Title: The use of (post-)conciliar texts in Gavin D’Costa’s theology of religions
Authors: Biesbrouck, Wouter # ×
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Series Title: Gregorianum vol:94 issue:4 pages:739-756
Abstract: We outline the methodology underlying Gavin D’Costa’s approach in theology of religions, presenting him as a textual theologian who uses the texts of the teaching office of the Roman Catholic church as the parameters within which he elaborates a dynamic model in theology of religions. This includes a discussion of D’Costa’s interpretative method and his understanding of tradition and development of dogma, showing that he combines a dynamic understanding of tradition with the assumption that no unambiguous rupture of tradition is possible, so that the central matters of the faith show clear continuity throughout history. We show that D’Costa’s approach is a clear example of a (Roman Catholic) tradition-specific approach to theology of religions. The strength of his contribution is that he has shown the fecundity of a tradition-specific Roman Catholic theology of religions even when working within the constraints of the magisterial documents.
ISSN: 0017-4114
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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