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A Theology that Accompanies the People of God

While it is true that the magisterium can become disconnected from the people of God and not be attentive to the sensus fidelium, there is no less risk in the case of theology. Theology, too, can evolve in a manner that is isolated, in a bubble. In this sense, synodality – the duty of walk together, of mutual listening – is also a challenge for theology, if it wants to be understood as a “gospel hermeneutic of the life of the world” (Pope Francis).

This webinar is part of the series For a Synodal Church: Reflections on Communion, Participation, Mission

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
(Presentation in French; discussion in English and French)

This webinar is free and open to the public.

About the speaker

Gilles Routhier is Professor of the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses at Laval University, Quebec. His research if focussed on Vatican II, its teaching, history, interpretation, and reception. He is a member of the Theological Commission for the 2021-2023 Synod.

About For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission — Reflections

Pope Francis has launched a three-year process of dialogue and discernment that will culminate in a synodal gathering in Rome in October 2023. Consultations are taking place at the diocesan and continental levels in preparation for the international synod. This series of reflections explores the meaning of synodality as an expression of the nature of the Church, its practice in Christian tradition, and the importance of recovering a culture of encounter and communal discernment in our day.

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