Theological Anthropology

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Theological Anthropology

The Contribution of Vatican II

Dr George Karakunnel Dr George Karakunnel


George Karakunnel

(Professor, Institute  of  Theology, Aluva & Member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Rome)



The human person and society are central themes which always challenge our thinking and vision. Contemporary theology features an anthropological approach which has had an authoritative articulation with the Second Vatican Council in its Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes. Anthropology or the doctrine of man presented by Vatican II makes this conciliar text unparalleled when compared to previous official documents by a Council. “It is man himself”, says the Council, “who must be saved: it is mankind that must be renewed. It is man, therefore, who is the key to this discussion, man considered whole and entire, with body and soul, heart and conscience, mind and will.”[1] Again, the Council…

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