Where are we, how did we get here and where to go from here?

Greg Moses, retired priest and academic of Cairns Diocese, unpacks the notion ‘change of epoch’, used by Pope Francis in Veritatis Gaudium, through the work of Italian philosopher, Augusto Del Noce. 

In a recent document entitled Veritatis Gaudium (December 2017), Pope Francis has called for a “radical paradigm shift” in our way of doing the theological sciences, as necessitated by the “change of epoch” that we are presently undergoing (Veritatis Gaudium 3). Of course it might be more than our way of doing theology that requires such a shift. This paper endeavours to make a further small contribution towards the necessary prior work for understanding that “change of epoch”.

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