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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The Drama of Atheist Humanism.

The Mystery of the Supernatural

This is one of a very few books that has formed our present consciousness of who we are as Catholics and Christians. With the fe of Corpus Mysticumthis important text of contemporary Catholic ecclesiology and sacramental theology is available for the first time in an English translation.

Ignatius Press April 1, In Appreciationby Avery Cardinal Dulles. Retrieved from ” https: America September 28, University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition September 1, Or do they express a deep insight into the nature of the Church as a whole and of ordained ministry in relation to the Church?

Surnaturel – Wikipedia

Serge-Thomas Bonino’s Surnaturel is likely to do the opposite. The present work returns focus to this often neglected aspect of de Lubac’s work. De Lubac’s adult life encompasses the whole of what Eric Hobsbawm has called the ‘short’ lubbac century, extending from the outbreak of the First World War inin which he fought, to the collapse of the Soviet Union inthe year in which he died. He was finally forced to leave Lyon because surnatuurel his involvement in the Resistance; he took refuge in Vals, near Puy.


Cardinal De Lubac speaks of the question that continues to cause controversy to this day: First published inthis book represents a refinement and further development of the core thesis that Henri de Lubac had originally put forward many years earlier in a bold and controversial work in which he first called into question ve idea of pure nature.

The Mystery of the Supernatural by Henri de Lubac

De Lubac’s overall question in Surnaturel is therefore how human persons in the natural order can be interiorly directed to the order of grace that fulfils them, without in the least possessing this grace re anticipation, and without being able at all to claim it for themselves.

That we have been made this way does not mean that God is required to fulfill our desire. Although, de Lubac argues, the system of ‘pure nature’ was perceived to be a novelty when it first developed, it eventually came to be taken for granted, such that, by the twentieth century, rejecting it became synonymous with denying the gratuity of the supernatural. He used the resources in the Vals library to continue his work on the book.

The publication of the work caused immediate controversy in Catholic thought.

An article of great se on the priesthood according to St. There are many great 1 Sumaturel: Moreover, it will help to situate de Lubac if one considers him next to some other of the great figures of the past century. The development of the book itself, though, was greatly hindered by the war.


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Jan 05, Marie rated it liked it. Ignatius Pr; First American edition May 28, Joel rated it really liked it Dec 13, Religious studies books Catholic theology and doctrine. Theological Studies June, Emily rated it it was amazing Jan 31, No student of contemporary theology can afford to neglect de Lubac’s work and this book gives readers a unique perspective on that work. Co-published with Communio Books. Project MUSE luba the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.