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Jul 20, 2019 - 13:58 PM By Stephen Bullivant

Since the Second Vatican Council 1962 5 , the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express recognition of God Lumen Gentium 16 However, in the very same document, the Council also reiterates the traditional doctrine of the necessity of faith, baptism, and the mediation ofSince the Second Vatican Council 1962 5 , the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express recognition of God Lumen Gentium 16 However, in the very same document, the Council also reiterates the traditional doctrine of the necessity of faith, baptism, and the mediation of Church in order for someone to be saved Lumen Gentium 14 This monograph explores how these two seemingly contradictory claims may satisfactorily be reconciled Specifically, it asks and ultimately answers the question How, within the parameters of Catholic dogmatic theology, is it possible for an atheist to be saved As the first full length study of this topic since Vatican II, the book discusses crucial foundational issues the understanding of atheist in Catholic theology the developing views on both unbelief, and the salvation of non Christians, in the decades preceding the Council before tackling the conciliar teaching itself Considerable attention is then given to the classic solution of imputing an implicit faith to righteous atheists, best known from Karl Rahner s theory of anonymous Christians though the basic idea was advocated by many other major figures, including Ratzinger, Schillebeeckx, de Lubac, Balthasar, and Kung After discussing Rahner s specific proposals in detail, this kind of approach is however shown to be untenable In its place, a new way of understanding Vatican II s optimism for atheists is developed in detail, in light of scripture, tradition, and magisterium This draws principally on Christ s descent into Hell, a renewed understanding of invincible ignorance, and a literal interpretation of Matthew 25.
  • Title: The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology
  • Author: Stephen Bullivant
  • ISBN: 9780199652563
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover

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Katherine Gordy Levine Jul 20, 2019 - 13:58 PM
With Pope Benedict's Resignation coinsiding with my finally finishing Bullivant's dense but interesting little book, The Salvation of Atherists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology, it seemed time to write this review.It is not a read-for-plot book, and ponderous going at times. My interest was held, however, by reaffirming my belief in man's capacity to leap to delusional bounds when sacred and deeply held beliefs are challenged. The challenge imposed by atheists for all Christians lies in the presen [...]
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The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology By Stephen Bullivant Since the Second Vatican Council 1962 5 , the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express recognition of God Lumen Gentium 16 However, in the very same document, the Council also reiterates the traditional doctrine of the necessity of faith, baptism, and the mediation ofSince the Second Vatican Council 1962 5 , the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express recognition of God Lumen Gentium 16 However, in the very same document, the Council also reiterates the traditional doctrine of the necessity of faith, baptism, and the mediation of Church in order for someone to be saved Lumen Gentium 14 This monograph explores how these two seemingly contradictory claims may satisfactorily be reconciled Specifically, it asks and ultimately answers the question How, within the parameters of Catholic dogmatic theology, is it possible for an atheist to be saved As the first full length study of this topic since Vatican II, the book discusses crucial foundational issues the understanding of atheist in Catholic theology the developing views on both unbelief, and the salvation of non Christians, in the decades preceding the Council before tackling the conciliar teaching itself Considerable attention is then given to the classic solution of imputing an implicit faith to righteous atheists, best known from Karl Rahner s theory of anonymous Christians though the basic idea was advocated by many other major figures, including Ratzinger, Schillebeeckx, de Lubac, Balthasar, and Kung After discussing Rahner s specific proposals in detail, this kind of approach is however shown to be untenable In its place, a new way of understanding Vatican II s optimism for atheists is developed in detail, in light of scripture, tradition, and magisterium This draws principally on Christ s descent into Hell, a renewed understanding of invincible ignorance, and a literal interpretation of Matthew 25.

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