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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It is most widely known for its elaboration of the Catholic dogma that the Catholic Church is the sole true Church of Christ.

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

The doctrine of faith must be firmly believed which proclaims that Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary, and he alone, is the Son and the Word of the Father. There are also those who propose the hypothesis of an economy of the Holy Spirit with a more universal breadth than that iesue the Incarnate Word, crucified and risen. Yet, one cannot over- domiuns other aspects of those religions which are based on superstition and error, and can provide obstacles to salvation ibid.

Go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Iesis, and of the Son, and of ifsus Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

The obedience of faith implies acceptance of the truth of Christ’s revelation, guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself: It is likewise contrary to the Catholic faith to introduce a separation between the salvific action of the Word as such and that of the Word made man.

His role, however, was customarily delegated to a Cardinal-Secretary. And this is a beautiful difference.

The document attracted a lot of attention — mostly, negative. Additionally, it is not accurate to say that John Paul II was silent on the salvific significance of Jesus Christ during his meetings with non- Christians. On the other hand, the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, 61 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.


Second Vatican Council, Decree Unitatis redintegratio, With the incarnation, all the salvific actions of the Word of God are always done in unity with the human nature that he has assumed for the salvation of all people.

Dominus Iesus – Wikipedia

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.

The document attracted a lot of attention — mostly, of a controversial nature — from within and without the Church. Remember me on this computer.

That is why one can say that they participate in the Papal Magisterium. There are no section numbers for this talk. We need to adopt a Christocentric view of Salvation more then employing our energies to find out the salvific content of non-Christian religions, which should be very vague because of the missing element of the one who makes salvation possible for us in the first place – Jesus.

Therefore, in connection with the unicity and universality of the salvific mediation of Jesus Christ, the unicity of the Church founded by him must be firmly believed as a descadgar of Catholic faith. Paul University, Ottawa, for having drawn my attention to this article.

Furthermore, to justify the universality of Christian salvation as well as the fact of religious pluralism, it has been proposed that there is an economy of the eternal Word that is valid also outside the Church idsus is unrelated to her, in addition to an economy of the incarnate Word.


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Jesus of Nazareth would be one of these. Others can be saved Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”.

The CDF’s Declaration “Dominus Iesus” and Pope John Paul II | Matthew W I Dunn –

Christ bestowed this unity on his church from the begin- ning. Therefore, he remarks on the fact that the Catholic Church has no missionary organization directed at Jews: Just as there is only one Jesus Christ, there is only one Body of Christ Which is necessary for salvation ibid. Clearly, he was well aware about what the CDF was up to. The first would have a greater universal value than the second, which is limited to Christians, though God’s presence would be more full in the second.

It is not an irrevocable text for Catholics … because it fails to represent fully the profoundest teaching of Vatican II concerning divine salvation and the religions of the world. Citations in support of these contentions could be multiplied from Conciliar, Papal, and other Church documents.

He also contends that Evangelization does not have the goal of proselytizing people into the Catholic Church, of making more The official Latin text has been published in: Hence, the assent requested of the faithful is definitive and irrevocable.

Council of Trent, Decretum de libris sacris et de traditionibus recipiendis: