The highly regarded Dominican priest and teacher, Father Mullady,presents a readable and insightful theological study of the CatholicChurch and her role as the teaching authority established on earthby Christ to safeguard and promote all the truths about God and theChristian faith. His approach to the doctrine of the Church, ecclesiology,demonstrates the profound consistency and coherence of theMagisterium’s teaching, as it draws from biblical and patristic sourcesand develops from the medieval to the modern period, culminatingin Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium).
In the process, Fr. Mullady applies a “hermeneutic of continuity” toshow the deep convergence of Vatican I and Vatican II (no small feat!).
Praise for Light of the Nations:
“Fr. Mullady offers a readable and rock-solidly reliable treatment ofwhat is surely the most importantand debatedsubject in contemporaryCatholic theology. Along the way, readers gain a renewed senseof the indispensable role of classical Thomism for doing Catholic theologywith precision, fidelity and flexibility.” Scott Hahn, Author, Rome Sweet Home