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From Hans Kung's Infallible? An Inquiry



I recently found these two gems in Hans Kung's Infallible:  An Inquiry (1970) which I thought were worth passing along to those interested in such things.

For a long time, too, Catholic theologians in their works on apologetics, in the service of the teaching office, were able very successfully to ward off any questioning of infallibility by the use of a basically simple recipe:  either it was not an error or--when at last and finally an error could no longer be denied, reinterpreted, rendered innocuous or belittled--it was not an infallible decision (32-33). 

Sound like the tactics of anyone we know?  Elsewhere Kung says,

And what is meant by "faithfully expounding" the deposit of revelation?  "The words `to be faithfully expounded' indicate briefly that there is a historical development of dogma itself, and not merely of theology."  On the basis of this second qualification the Roman teaching office seems to be permitted to explicate "authentically" and--as in the case of two new Marian dogmas--even to define infallibly all kinds of things on which not a word was said either in Scripture or in early tradition (74).


Reader Comments (2)

That is great and funny. James White basically says this all the time about Roman Catholic apologists because they continue to do this. He also continually hammers away about what Kung says concerning the Marian dogmas.

But I don't get Rome. Kung is not officially allowed to teach or be considered a Roman Cathoic theologian, but he is still a priest? This leads me to wonder if all those pedophile priests are still considered priests even after confessing or being convicted of their deeds?
May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
And so now Pope Francis says all good people go to heaven? This is certainly the logical outcome of the works righteousness which Rome essentially teaches. Wow.
May 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpb

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