Posts Tagged ‘Ad theologiam promovendam’

New Zealand’s Catholic intellectual leadership is now called to act

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

In his new motu proprio Ad theologiam promovendam, 1 November 2023, Pope Francis called for “a paradigm shift” in contemporary theology. He signalled how this shift must take place, through “transdisciplinary dialogue with other scientific, philosophical, humanistic and artistic knowledge, with believers and non-believers, with men and women of different Christian confessions and different religions.” Read more

Open theology in a synodal, missionary, and open Church

Monday, November 13th, 2023
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

A synodal, missionary, and open Church can only speak to the world through an “open” theology. Ad theologiam promovendam (November 2023) Pope Francis’s revision of the statutes of the Pontifical Academy of Theology is an important development within the discipline of contemporary theology. Francis emphasises the need for an open theology within a synodal, missionary, Read more

Pope Francis’ new relational theology

Monday, November 6th, 2023
Theology and Pope Francis

On November 1, 2023, Pope Francis issued the “Motu Proprio” Ad theologiam promovendam indicating how theology today “is called to a turning point, to a paradigm shift.” The Pope signalled how this shift must foster a “fundamentally contextual theology” based on a nexus between relationships, experience, and no longer being self-referential. The following offers a Read more

Paradigm shift needed in Catholic theology says Pope

Monday, November 6th, 2023
Catholic theology

Catholic theology needs to undergo a “paradigm shift” says Pope Francis. It must engage widely with contemporary science, culture and people’s lived experience as an essential starting point. Citing the need to deal with “profound cultural transformations,” Francis’s vision for Catholic theology’s future is encapsulated in a new motu proprio (apostolic letter) issued on Saturday. Read more