Sunday, September 13, 2015

Professor of theology at Ecclesia Mater, Rome shy to comment on Islam

According to Vatican Council II (AG 7, LG 14) Islam is not a parth to salvation and Muslims need to formally convert into the Catholic Church with 'faith and baptism' to avoid Hell- but this is not going to be taught to students by a lay professor Mobeen Shahid.
Dr. Mobeen Shahid offers a course on Islamic Mysticism and the encounter between Christianity and Islam in the 2015-2015 semester of the Ecclesia Mater of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.The course would be frequented by lay and religious in Rome.It is approved by the Vicariate of Rome.
Dr.Shahid, a Pakistani Assistant professor of Philosophy accepts Lumen Gentium 16 ( saved in invincible ignorance) and Lumen Gentium 8 ( elements of sanctification and truth). However for him LG 16 and LG 8 refer to explicit instead of implicit cases, people who are visible instead of invisible in the present times.So this is an excuse to reject the 'rigoristic interpretation' of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
So he will not say that the pre and post Vatican Council II teaching is that all Muslims need to convert for salvation.Instead he will say that LG 16 is an exception to the traditional interpretation of the dogma. So all Muslims do not need to convert since there are exceptions for him.This is the officially correct teaching in the Rome diocese. The exceptions( people in Heaven) are persons known, objective and explicit in 2015.Ghosts!
I too accept LG 16 and LG 8 but for me these cases are invisible and known only to God.So they are not objective exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and the Syllabus of Errors. So according to the Catholic Church (Vatican Council II) all  Muslims in Rome need to enter the Church to avoid the fires of Hell.
Over the last ten years or so I have often e-mailed Mobeen and asked him to answer basic questions on the Faith with regard to salvation. He will not.  I met him personally in Rome  and reminded him about this.He laughed and said "No Comment".
In the bibliography of the course he offers is Fr.Hans Kung's book on Islam.1 
-Lionel Andrades

STO9 La mistica Islamica: terreno d'incontrotra Islam e Cristianesimo

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