March 8, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The International Theological Commission has published a new document called “Theology Today: Perspectives, principles and criteria
”. It was created by a select group of international theologians who advise the pope, their last document was published three years ago on universal ethics and natural law.
According to the authors, this new text “examines current issues of theology
. It also proposes criteria for determining a methodology in Catholic theology regarding other related disciplines such as religious studies”.
Its three chapters describe perfectly the content. The first is “Listening to the Word of God,” the second: “Abiding in the Communion of the Church” and the third “Giving an account of the Truth of God.”
The International Theological Commission was created after Vatican II
as a concrete way for theologians to continue assisting decisions of the pope. It works especially with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
For years, one of its members was the young German theologian Joseph Ratzinger.