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Divine Pedagogy: Dei Verbum and the Theology of Virgilio Elizondo

The influence of Vatican II and the conciliar era on Virgilio Elizondo’s theology is insufficiently acknowledged. In particular, he contended Dei Verbum teaches that the Scriptures and Christian tradition not only testify to the past words and deeds of God, but also instruct us in divine pedagogy. He further insisted that the poor and marginal are the privileged bearers of divine revelation, so these and all sources of faith must be engaged through their eyes. Elizondo’s theological investigations offer striking insights into Dei Verbum and the divine pedagogy it expounds.

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