De Lubac and Suárez: A reappraisal

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Because of his hostility to pure nature theory, Henri de Lubac has typically been viewed as opposing Francisco Suárez’s metaphysics. His proximate target was the neo-Suárezianism to which he was exposed during his Jesuit formation. Suárez was the Jesuit order’s intellectual founding father and his ideas continued to shape Jesuit philosophy and theology, sometimes in opposition to neo-Thomism. Although de Lubac contested Suárez’s promotion of new and modern theology, Suárez positively informed his approach to key topics: appetite and its end; nature, desire and the supernatural; the perfection of nature; essences as unique existents; eclecticism; and political resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-536
Number of pages23
JournalTheological Studies
Issue number4
Early online date28 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Pedro Descoqs
  • Jersey
  • Jesuit
  • modern theology
  • Ignatius Loyola
  • Henri de Lubac
  • pure nature
  • Francisco Suárez


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