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Henri de Lubac

Data de nascimento: 20. Fevereiro 1896
Data de falecimento: 4. Setembro 1991

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Henri-Marie de Lubac foi um cardeal francês. Sua principal contribuição foi o modo de entender o fim sobrenatural do homem e sua relação com a graça. Influiu no Concílio Vaticano II.

Ingressou na Companhia de Jesus aos 17 anos de idade. Estudou filosofia na Inglaterra e na França. Durante a I Guerra Mundial teve de se apresentar ao exército onde foi ferido com gravidade e recebeu sequelas permanentes.

Desde de 1929 ensinou teologia fundamental e história das religiões na faculdade de teologia da Universidade de Lyon-Fourviere, da sua ordem. Durante a ocupação alemã na França foi preso várias vezes.

Fundou em 1972, junto com os teólogos Hans Urs von Balthasar e Joseph Ratzinger, a revista Communio, para dar uma resposta positiva à crise teológica e cultural que despontou após o Segundo Concílio do Vaticano.

Foi convidado a participar do Concílio Vaticano II como perito e o Papa João Paulo II o fez cardeal no ano de 1983. Faleceu em 1991.

Citações Henri de Lubac

„If heretics no longer horrify us today, as they once did our forefathers, is it certain that it is because there is more charity in our hearts? Or would it not too often be, perhaps, without our daring to say so, because the bone of contention, that is to say, the very substance of our faith, no longer interests us? Men of too familiar and too passive a faith, perhaps for us dogmas are no longer the Mystery on which we live, the Mystery which is to be accomplished in us. Consequently then, heresy no longer shocks us; at least, it no longer convulses us like something trying to tear the soul of our souls away from us.... And that is why we have no trouble in being kind to heretics, and no repugnance in rubbing shoulders with them.

In reality, bias against ‘heretics’ is felt today just as it used to be. Many give way to it as much as their forefathers used to do. Only, they have turned it against political adversaries. Those are the only ones with whom they refuse to mix. Sectarianism has only changed its object and taken other forms, because the vital interest has shifted. Should we dare to say that this shifting is progress?

It is not always charity, alas, which has grown greater, or which has become more enlightened: it is often faith, the taste for the things of eternity, which has grown less. Injustice and violence are still reigning; but they are now in the service of degraded passions.“

— Henri de Lubac
Henri de Lubac, Paradoxes of Faith (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987), pp. 226-227