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Dominus Iesus and Asian Theologies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 September 2014

Edmund Chia
Affiliation:
FABC-OEIA, Thailand

Abstract

The document Dominus Iesus, issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on September 5, 2000, was perhaps the most talked-about document in recent church history, both within and without the Catholic Church. Some of the reactions to it, which came from all quarters, were profound, and provided both a field day for the mass media and much data for theological reflections. Significantly missing from theological journals in the West, however, is the response of the Asian church and its implications for Asian theologies. This is a serious omission since Dominus Iesus, seems to have been written because of and for the Asian church in general and its theologians in particular. The present essay, therefore, looks at this Asian factor, especially in the context of the renewal inaugurated by the Second Vatican Council.

Type
Editorial Essays
Copyright
Copyright © The College Theology Society 2002

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