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Henri de Lubac and Ressourcement Theology

Henri de Lubac - Biography and WritingsHenri Cardinal de Lubac and Ressourcement Theology, SJ: Online Resources on His Biography and Work

by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

 

Henri de Lubac, a Jesuit who taught in the theological faculty of Lyons in the mid twentieth century, did not fashion himself as an original thinker.  Yet his ideas and research had profound impact on the direction of Catholic theology in the twentieth century and decisively influenced the ecumenical council which he served as a "peritus" or theological expert--Vatican Council II.  One of the bishops of that Council later became Pope John Paul II.  In recognition for the extraordinary contribution made by de Lubac to Catholic theology, the Polish Pope elevated the French Jesuit to the College of Cardinals.

 

When it came time to select a topic for a doctoral dissertation, I was moved to write on de Lubac's theological method, how it related to the broader ressourcement movement of which he was a part, and most especially, how de Lubac employed his ressourcement method to study the traditional biblical hermeneutic employed by the Early Church Fathers and integrate its key insights into the scientific exegesis that was coming of age in the Catholic Church in the years before Vatican II.  Below are some excerpts from that dissertation as well as other online resources on Henri de Lubac and other figures connected to ressourcement theology such as Maurice Blondel, Yves Congar, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.  For a fuller biography of de Lubac as well as online selections of his writings, please click here

 
Title Author Excerpt Download
Crisis in the Church-Henri de Lubac Henri de Lubac Yes
Dissertation Abstract on Henri de Lubac Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio No Download
Footnotes: Ressourcement Theology, Aggiornamento and the Hermeneutics of Tradtion Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio No
Henri de Lubac and the Critique of Scientific Exegesis Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio No
Henri de Lubac-Selected Bibliography Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio Yes
Introduction to von Balthasar Various No
Ressourcement Theology Bibliography Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio Yes
Ressourcement Theology, Aggiornamento,and the Hermeneutics of Tradition Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio No Download
Spiritual Sense of Scripture Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio No
Threshold of Faith-Blondel & Apologetics Various No

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