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ERIC Number: EJ1132831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of "Ex corde Ecclesiae": Toward a "Communio" between the Magisterium and Theology
Hahn, Michael
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v35 n2 p175-192 Sum 2016
"Ex corde Ecclesiae" (1990) continues to be the normative teaching of the universal Church twenty-five years after it was promulgated by Pope John Paul II, and its "Application for the United States" (2000) remains in force as particular law. Minimalist interpretations have emphasized the requirement of the "mandatum," the juridical link between the local bishop and Catholic theologians. However, this incorrectly reduces the teaching authority of bishops to merely its juridical component and limits the role of theologians to explicating doctrinal teaching. And, although the controversy regarding the "mandatum" itself has subsided, a reductive juridical view of communion remains a serious concern. The present essay, therefore, calls for a reinterpretation of "Ex corde Ecclesiae" through the lens of "communio," which emphasizes the mutual responsibility of bishops and theologians to ensure the future vitality of Catholic colleges and universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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