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Nouvelle Théologie
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The expression “nouvelle théologie” appeared apparently for the first time in an article by Mgr. Parente in the Osservatore Romano, February 1942, apropos of two Dominican writers. It was taken up again in 1946 by P. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., apropos of certain Jesuit theologians. The expression had a definitely unfavourable sense, and was used to denounce new methods, or tendencies judged to be departures from what was considered true orthodoxy. The points concerned were the immutability of dogma and its developme…

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“Nouvelle Théologie”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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