can someone please give a summary of the dogmatic constitution on divine revelation?explain what its about

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samjazael123 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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Well throughout history their have been many divine interventions in which i'll name a few:

1) stigmata: some people are able to heal people with strange markings on their body that represent the crucifixion.

2) Joann of Arc claimed to have seen the virgin mary whom gave her the knowledge to unite the kingdoms

3) the lady of fatima predicted the rise & fall of communism through the virgin mary

4) Nostradamus actually was told by god when he would die & the day his tomb would be desecrated

5) John of patmos was given the knowledge of the fall of the roman empire & even the rise of a hidden new world order that hasn't came yet in the book of revelation interpretations differ.

 6) Pope Gregory was given a vision that he should end the absolute powers of the kings & make forth the rise of the churches power.

7) Modern day people claim to have visions of Jesus in dreams or even near death experiences.....

Their is practically no divine revelation the vatican states this phrase during the height of the crusades and the loss of Jerusalem:

As though many leave the faith in hysteria as if the end might not come, the day of judgement is only told in the holy scripture, even though it will come as a thief in the night, Jesus nor the angels in heaven, nor the prophets, nor the manifestations of this forsaken world only by the father may thus be the true revelation......      pope inoccent the III

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dtwenstrup | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation is a Vatican II document, published in 1965 by the Catholic Church. It states that God has revealed Himself to humankind. Even though God is mystery, this revelation makes it possible for us to know something of God and His will. "His will was that men should have access to the Father, through Christ, the Word made flesh, in the Holy Spirit, and thus become sharers in the divine nature (Ch. 1, par. 2)." Thus, there is only one source of revelation, and that is the Word of God, given to us in the person of Jesus. The mediator of revelation and the fullness of revelation is a person, Jesus, and no further public revelation is expected.

There are two modes of expressing this fullness of revelation, Scripture and Tradition. It is through these two ways that we access the revelation of God's Word in Jesus. But these two ways are not two different things. Instead, they are mutually interdependent and cannot be separated. Together, they make up the single deposit of the faith, the one revelation of God's Word in Christ. Scripture was compiled by Tradition, and relies upon Tradition for its interpretation.

Revelation is one thing, but understanding it is another. The Church advances in it's understanding of this revelation and will continue to advance in understanding, guided by the Holy Spirit, until the Word is fulfilled on Earth. The Tradition that comes from the apostles is assisted by the Holy Spirit, and thus gains new insights into the words that are passed on.

The Magisterium is the official teaching office of the church. It interprets the Word as well as judges interpretations of the Word. The Magisterium is entrusted with the task of giving the authoritative meaning of the Word. The Word revealed in Scripture is faithful to teach the truth which God wanted to reveal for the sake of the salvation of humankind.

The Magisterium is the servant of God's revelation, and cannot alter or change it in any way. It is set up in a structure designed to ensure fidelity to God's revelation, and to pass this revelation onto each new generation.

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