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The Theology of Religions in Vatican II: An Interpretation Based on the Catholic Tradition

Citation
Gao Z (2015) The Theology of Religions in Vatican II: An Interpretation Based on the Catholic Tradition. Journal of Comparative Scripture, 5, pp. 91-130.

Abstract
It has been widely accepted that the Second Vatican Council could be seen as a milestone in the history of relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and other great world religious. Meanwhile, there are still different (if not contradicted) interpretations toward the exact doctrine of the Council of non-Christian religions. This article tries to offer a “traditional criticism” of the official documents related to this subject, in order to find what the theology of religions of Vatican II really is. In doing so, I view the Catholic theological tradition of “nature and grace” as the most crucial hermeneutical context, and consider that it could also justify the Council’s teachings about non-Christian religions.

Keywords
Vatican II, Theology of Religions, Inter-religious Dialogue

Journal
Journal of Comparative Scripture: Volume 5

StatusPublished
Author(s)Gao, Zhe
Publication date31/12/2015
Date accepted by journal18/07/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25839
PublisherMinzu University of China
ISSN2225-6474
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