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Gerard Francisco Timoner III OP

Philippines

At the beginning of our life in the Order, we were asked one question: “What do you seek?” We prostrated, and with our faces to the floor of the church, we responded: “God’s mercy and yours”. We are Dominicans because of God’s mercy. If our lives as Dominicans began with that primary desire to obtain […]

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Marcela Soto Ahumada OP

Bolivia

El ministerio de la predicación en la Orden de Predicadores y como Familia Dominicana se redescubre como un ministerio para todos y todas, nada de exclusivo para algunos y nada de excluyente, todo lo contrario, compartimos hombre y mujeres, este carisma que nos exige vivir los elementos día a día: estudio, contemplación, comunidad y predicación. […]

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George Phe Mang OP

Myanmar

In Dominican theology the mission is to defend the belief in the incarnation of God in Jesus, and in the integrity of creation, and also to cooperate with sacramental grace through preaching and teaching. Since preaching is the sharing of the fruits of one’s ascetic contemplation, it calls for the disciplined study of theology and […]

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Symphorien Ntibagirirwa OP

Rwanda

Etymologically, theology is the “discourse on God”. However, theology is the product of a context, the way God relates to people in their context. So, “Dominican theology” is the discourse on God developed by Dominicans in theory and praxis. But to understand Dominican theology, one must go “back to the sources”. Browsing the “sources” I […]

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Kathleen A. McManus OP

United States of America

A Dominican Theology seeks and proclaims Truth-Incarnate. It is personal, enfleshed, and ever-emerging in response to the signs of the times. A Dominican theology is one that counters the heresy of dualism that comes to new expression in every age; it participates in the ongoing creation of God’s one world, God’s reign. Above all, a […]

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Jean-Bertrand Madragule Badi OP

Democratic Republic of Congo

“Community thinking” is an essential and important topic for Dominican theology. Community is one of the pillars of the Order of Preachers and the place where the Dominican vocation is realised. What might be the key element in conceptualising of a specifically African-Dominican theology1 One of the most important and decisive elements in African thinking […]

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Patricia Madigan OP

Australia

The Dominican way has at times been described as a “Wayless Way” since in Dominican tradition there seems no particular method or technique – such as the Ignatian Exercises – that is constitutive of being Dominican. Yet, in the lives of many Dominicans throughout history, I find several attributes which can be seen as characteristic […]

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John G. Khalil OP

Egypt

Given my own origins – Egypt – and the number of Arabic Dominicans in the region, which does not even amount to 15 brethren, of whom only a few are engaged in Christian theology, I would like to turn my attention towards the future and ask the question: What will Dominican theology in the Middle […]

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Teresa Hieslmayr OP

Austria

According to the Fundamental Constitutions of our Order, the aim of our entire Dominican existence is the “salvation of souls” or, in other words, “life to the full” for all people (John 10:10). Dominican study, therefore, has to be directed towards the salvation of people. For Dominican theologians, this means that, in their work, they […]

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Georges M.M. Cottier OP †

A des esprits modernes la devise de notre Ordre, veritas peut paraître anachronique et désuète. Car la mentalité culturelle qui domine notre temps est relativiste. Et il ne s’agit pas là d’un phénomène secondaire, et accidentel. Nombreux sont ceux qui pensent qu’il y a là le signe d’un esprit émancipé, libéré de l’ingénuité des générations […]

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