New Document from the International Theological Commission

Yesterday the International Theological Commission published a new document entitled “Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles, and Criteria.” Work began on the document in 2004. Here is a summary of its content from the press release:

The document examines a number of contemporary theological issues and sets forth, in light of the foundational principles of theology, methodological criteria which must be considered decisive for Catholic theology vis-à-vis other related disciplines, such as the religious sciences. The text is divided into three chapters: theology presupposes attentive listening to the word of God accepted in faith (chapter 1); it is practised in communion with the Church (chapter 2); and its aim is to ground a scientific approach to God’s truth within a horizon of authentic wisdom (chapter 3).