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date: 18 September 2019

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A specifically Catholic Christology is one which knows Christ through the mediation of Scripture, tradition, and the magisterium. These are the means by which Christ is grasped in his otherness and transcendence, on the one hand, and in his proximity and immanence on the other. The practice of the faith and the guidance of the saints are also important, and mystical works like those of Catherine of Siena can help the theologian to see Christ. But the crucial thing is the understanding of the faith. Contextualizing theology is important, but it would be very misleading to reduce or limit the fullness of the divine revelation in Christ to something which we imagine fits our context.

Keywords: Catholic Christology, magisterium, Scripture, Catherine of Siena, tradition, faith, understanding, theology

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