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 Mystery of the Supernatural

Johnman rated it really liked it Dec 20, An overview of some of the currently available writings of Cardinal Henri de Lubac – translated into English by Ignatius Press. No longer is grace seen as topping out nature, like icing atop a layer cake. Eventually, in October the Imprimatur was issued, and inthe book was published though only as an edition of copies, due to ongoing paper shortages. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

That we have been made this way does not mean that God is required to fulfill our desire. Thomas Aquinas, up to the modern period, will prove an invaluable guide for further study and reflection.

The section concludes with a beautiful text entitled “The Light of Christ”, a prayerful meditation written during the dark hours of Nazi domination. A Brief Introductionby Peter J. Stephen Durkee rated it really liked it Jan 05, 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.


Hans Urs von Balthasar prepared this overview of the theology and spirituality of Henri de Lubac, whom he calls friend and master, on the occasion of the latters’s eightieth birthday. Though some of the critiques of this book are legitimate, its importance is hard to over state.

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The Mystery of the Supernatural by Henri de Lubac

Books by Henri de Lubac. An English translation of an Catholic book originally written in French by a renowned theologian, with three major sections and five appendices.

Cajetan, however, while making a similar argument to Denys, did so while claiming simply to be commenting on Thomas: De Lubac’s work extends beyond narrow theological boundaries. He proposed that Western theology since the early modern period had lost sight of the key to integrating faith and reason — the truth that all human surnaturle are naturally oriented toward the supernatural.

A Speculative Quarterly Review. He became a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in and a faculty member at the Catholic Institute of Paris two years later.

Ignatius Press May 1, The Splendor of the Church is, in a sense, a personal testimony of the great theologian’s humility and love of the Church of Christ. About Henri de Lubac. Fortress Press Surnqturel 1, Available now for the first time in English, this long-sought-after volume is an essential addition to the library of those whose study leads them into the difficult field of biblical interpretation.


Books by Henri De Lubac. Augustinisme was a reprint of the first part of Surnaturelenlarged with some new texts. Ignatius Insight Author Page. The Mystery of the Supernatural by Henri de Lubac.

This book is truly graceful in so many senses of that word. Henri de Lubac, S. Moreover, it will help to situate de Lubac if one considers him next to some other of the great figures of the past century. De Lubac is trying here to establish the correct understanding of Aquinas on this subject. This work is not merely a great introduction to Thomist theology and debate, but introduces the reader to a long tradition of Western Christian thought.

He was eventually obligated to stop publication of his works because of doctrinal objections against his controversial book, Surnaturel.

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.