Lumen Gentium’s Theology of Other Religions

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“Lumen Gentium 16 holds considerable magisterial weight in its theology of other religions. It was carefully crafted by a commission of bishops and theologians, approved by a consensus of bishops from across the world and in union with the pope, contains sententia fidei proxima teachings, intends to comment directly on the relationship between Catholicism and other religions, operates with a historically refined concept of other religions, teaches to the universal Church, has been persistently defended by subsequent popes, and relies on an impressive library of references to justify its teachings.”

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