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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Ep. 75 – Do not Scapegoat the Nouvelle Théologie


Might 20, 2020

It has change into trendy in traditionalist circles accountable all
issues in fashionable theology on the so-called nouvelle
éologie, together with a spread of thinkers akin to
Henri de Lubac, Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Hans Küng and
Josef Ratzinger. However that is primarily based on a lot of misconceptions:
concerning the nature of the nouvelle théologie
itself, and concerning the views held by a few of these theologians.

Nouvelle théologie just isn’t a unified motion
by which everybody held the identical views. A number of the “new
theologians” have been radicals and modernists who needed the Church to
bow to the trendy world. Some have been orthodox males who needed to
revitalize theology by a return to the sources: the Fathers,
Scripture, and St. Thomas (in his personal phrases, not as filtered
by way of the commentators). Others have been tougher to pin down.

A broad-brush strategy to the nouvelle
éologie has resulted in injustices, maybe as a lot
to theology itself as to some good Churchmen whose reputations have
been tarnished. Even Ratzinger has been dubbed a modernist by a
sure trigger-happy trad superstar. It’s time for an
intervention, and theologian Richard DeClue is right here to carry some


DeClue’s Views

Richard DeClue’s weblog, Sapientia Nulliformis

Episode 38: The Sacred Monster, on Garrigou-Lagrange

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