Requiescat In Pace, Edward Schillebeeckx

Roman Catholic theologian Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Henricus Schillebeeckx has died at 95 years of age. I’ve not read much of his work yet.  I have “Christ: The Sacrament of the Encounter With God” and it is excellent.  I’m interested in his Christology (here and here) and Ecclesiology which has been influential with many whom I hold in high regard.

A co-founder (conspiritor) of the RC journal Concilium, he has been unfairly lumped in with the RC “Spirit of VII” types.  He was never as openly insubordinate as Fr. Hans Kung and his writings have been far more “theological” than historically descriptive.  He has survived four, count ’em, four trips to Rome for questioning but has come out the other side without condemnation.

His death marks the continued passing of significant VII figures in the life of the Church.  The RCC will soon be carrying on in their huge wake, we will all be in their huge wake.

As a bonus, here’s a rather substantive bibliography of Schillebeeckx’s work


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