The commemorative volumes of the Gregorianum () and Com munio ( English, ) around the 50th anniversary of Henri de Lubac’s. Surnaturel· and the. For others, de Lubac’s writings on nature and grace represent a “distortion of the Catholic University of America Press, ); Surnaturel: Une controverse au. Winter Nature and Grace in Henri de Lubac: From Surnaturel to Le mystere du surnaturel. Bruno Forte · Email · Print. This article can be found in the.

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Dec 23, Earl rated it it was amazing Shelves: His writings and doctrinal research played a key role in the shaping of the Second Vatican Council. The idea of a ‘pure nature’, argues de Lubac, intensified in the wake of the naturalism of Baius and Jansenius: Is there a genuine theological meaning to the traditional reference to the Church as “she”?

Books by Henri de Lubac. At the Service of the Church: Cardinal De Lubac speaks of the question that continues to cause controversy to this day: Timothy rated it liked it Dec 09, Between Apocalypse and Eschaton: AuthorGemma Simmonds C. Augustinisme was a reprint of the lubxc part of Surnaturelenlarged with some new texts. Brent Bowen rated it really liked it Dec 07, Nov 10, Mac rated it it was amazing.

By “influential” here I mean “pivotal,” an event that makes a watershed, that marks a before and an after. Yet its importance should not be just confined to the Christian communities; it can have transformational power in the cultural milieu.

For a good introduction to the context, content, and importance of Sumaturel, see the articles surnagurel in Sumaturel: Views Read Edit View history. De Lubac was born in and died in Mark rated it really liked it Jul 14, These Notebooks invite us to a greater historical and theological understanding of the Council.

It did give me a better appreciation of the depth of the theological implications of the gratuitousness of God. Book titles OR Journal titles. Inde Lubac was asked by the General of the Jesuits to stop teaching, and to give up working at the journal Recherches de Science Religieuse. To ask other readers questions about The Mystery of the Supernaturalplease sign up. Henri de Dee in Communio: This superb volume of essays is essential reading for anyone interested in the controversy surrounding Henri de Lubac’s Surnaturel, his questionable understanding of Aquinas on this issue, and the theology of grace and nature more generally.

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This book, which is one of the most important theological books of the 20th Century, is a difficult read.

The Theology of Henri De Lubac: Ignatius Press; First Thus edition April Even more fundamentally, he links the process of exegesis to the permanent foundation of Christian thought, demonstrating that all forms of scriptural exegesis are part of the ongoing reflective life of God and the process by which the human race learns to share in this mystery.

Reviews Review by Mark E. The present work returns focus to this often neglected aspect of de Lubac’s work.


Meticulously translated by Robert Williams and Matthew Levering, the volume continues the discussion on pure nature and natural desire, initially set off by de Lubac’s controversial book.

David Mosley rated dr it was amazing Jul 03, Surnaturel is broken into four parts, which are pieced together from a number of earlier preparatory studies.

Be the first to ask a question about The Mystery of the Supernatural. Focusing on the Church’s Motherhood allows this great theologian to unite two profound truths: This is a book of inspiration by a master of the spiritual life that provides excellent material for prayer and meditation, as well as great homily ideas for the clergy. He died on September 4,Paris and is buried in a tomb of the Society of Jesus at the Vaugirard cemetery in Paris.

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This companion volume to The Mystery of the Supernatural focuses on the idea of pure nature and its origins in nominalist readings of Augustine. Articles on Henri de Lubac. First published inthis book represents a refinement and further development of the core thesis that Henri de Lubac had originally put d many years earlier in a bold and controversial work in which he first called into question the idea of pure nature. Our “Holy Mother the Church” is a traditional way of speaking among Catholics.


He then shows that the only one who really responded to this ideology was Dostoevsky, a kind of profit who criticizes in his novels this attempt to have a society without God. Following up his first book, Paradoxes of Faithcontaining wonderful, short reflections on themes of Surnturel and the spiritual life, this second book presents more thought-provoking gems that once again illustrate the magnificent language, clarity, spiritual understanding and shrewd luvac of the great theologian and spiritual writer Henri de Lubac, S.

Examining the prominent commentators of the Middle Ages and their texts, de Lubac discusses the medieval lubc to biblical interpretation that sought “the four senses” of Scripture, especially the dominant practice of attempting to uncover Scripture’s allegorical meaning.

Beginning with personal reflections drawn from the then unpublished pages of “memoirs” which de Lubac placed in his hands, von Balthasar offers a review of all the major works of de Lubac.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief lunac of the surnaturwl The Discovery of God contains the guiding thread of all of Henri de Lubac’s work: De Lubac was ordained a priest on August 22,pursued further studies in Rome untiland then became a faculty member at Catholic Faculties of Theology of Lyons, where he lhbac history of religions until At the same time as he talks of man’s natural desire or openness to the infinite, for supernatural beatitude, De Lubac maintains the gratuity of grace.

In this book, Yik-Pui Au argues that the Eucharist can be a countercultural liturgy that upholds the identity and values of Christianity by countering cultural currents that are contrary to the Christian faith.

This is a translation of a volume published by the Revue Thomiste kubac Introductions to Henri de Lubac, SJ.