Quaestio Disputata a Response to Karl Becker, S.J., on the Meaning of Subsistit in

  title={Quaestio Disputata a Response to Karl Becker, S.J., on the Meaning of Subsistit in},
  author={Francis A. Sullivan},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={395 - 409}
  • F. Sullivan
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Philosophy
  • Theological Studies
In a recent issue of L'Osservatore Romano Karl Becker argued that, contrary to a common interpretation of the change made in the drafting of Lumen gentium no. 8 from est to subsistit in, Vatican II never departed from its original affirmation of total identity between the Church of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. Fellow Jesuit Francis Sullivan responds to Becker's arguments. 
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