Nature in Theology

Fluidity: Man, the Triune God, and the Eucharistic Christ

Angela Franks

After quoting the famous “signs of the times” passage in Gaudium et spes (4), the International Theological Commission [= ITC] tells us that theologians have the obligation to engage the questions of their age, but with caution.1 The ITC document continues by making an astonishing claim: “The more acute understanding of the world that results [from this discernment] cannot fail to prompt a more penetrating appreciation of Christ the Lord and of the Gospel since Christ is the Saviour of the world.”2 In knowing the outlines of the world better, we can detect more insightfully the contours of the One who comes to save it.


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