A teologia da catolicidade de Avery Dulles, S.J.
: uma proposta de articulação hermenêutica da nota eclesiológica da catolicidade à luz da analogia entis e da teoria dos modelos

  • Ricardo Filipe Oliveira Figueiredo (Student)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Avery Dulles is the author of one of the most complete reflections on the theology of catholicity, in addition to all the reflection on the application of scientific models’ theory to theologicalthemes. In the present investigation we seek to apply to the theory of models the metaphysicaland epistemological principles of the analogia entis of Erich Przywara, in order to theoreticallysupport the possibility of using the models. Such an approach is framed within the scopeof catholicity theology, showing how there is a need for the existence of several approaches for athorough understanding of theological themes in general and particularly catholicity. In thissense, we seek to isolate the notion of tension and show how this notion is fundamental to thedevelopment of theology. Catholicism understood as a gift and as a task shows in a particularway that it is the tension inherent in theological reflection or in its own dynamism that allows thedevelopment of its own reflection.
Date of Award14 Sept 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Jacinto Farias (Supervisor)


  • Avery Dulles
  • Analogia entis
  • Theology of catholicity
  • Theory of models


  • Doutoramento em Teologia

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