On 26 November 2019, the Faculty of Theology launched the recent publication of Rev. Dr John Berry, Dean of the Faculty, titled Yves Congar’s Vision of Faith.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Brigitte Curmi, French Ambassador to Malta, at the French Residence in Zebbug, the book launch was addressed by Prof. Dominic Fenech, Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Rev. Dr Carmel Tabone, O.P., senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy; and Rev. Dr René Camilleri, former Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and senior lecturer of the Faculty of Theology. A Dominican himself, Rev. Tabone presented Yves Congar as a man, religious and theologian, while Prof. Fenech and Rev. Camilleri outlined Congar’s historical context and theological thought.
The book launch was attended by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi, Prof. Alfred Vella, University Rector; Prof. Joseph Cacciottolo and Prof. Saviour Zammit, Pro-Rectors, and academics from the Faculty of Theology and other faculties.
In this book published by Gregorian and Biblical Press, Rev. Dr John Berry explores how the French Dominican adopted a historical method that incorporated the philosophical, theological and cultural movements of his time, and developed a vision of faith that encompasses a thorough reflection on the totality of revelation in relation to humanity. Yves Congar’s Vision of Faith attempts to answer why and how Christian faith is possible in our times, characterised by a transition from a unitary culture of the medieval Catholic world to a secularised world. Echoing the actual words of Congar, the study concludes that Christian faith not only matters in a secularised world, but actually connects the life of God and humanity in history together.