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Dei Verbum
Pope Paul VI

DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION
ON DIVINE REVELATION

DEI VERBUM

SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED
BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI

NOVEMBER 18, 1965


CONTENTS


PREFACE

1. Hearing the word of God with reverence and proclaiming it with faith, the sacred synod takes its direction from these words of St. John: "We announce to you the eternal life which dwelt with the Father and was made visible to us. What we have seen and heard we announce to you, so that you may have fellowship with us and our common fellowship be with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:2-3). Therefore, following in the footsteps of the Council of Trent and of the First Vatican Council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love. (1)



ENDNOTES

Article 1:

1. cf. St. Augustine, "De Catechizandis Rudibus," C.IV 8: PL. 40, 316.



Source: The Vatican © Copyright 2005 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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