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The name “Denzinger” is synonymous with a Catholic “handbook of creeds, definitions and declarations on matters of faith and morals” Enchiridion Symbolorum Definitionum et Declarationum de Rebus Fidei et Morum which has appeared in 37 editions from to The current Denzinger collection contains two main parts: The original edition of the Enchiridion was the idea of Heinrich Denzinger — 83a priest and professor of dogmatic theology in Wurzburg, Germany.

Denzinger was distressed by what he perceived as a neglect of the positive documents on faith and morals promulgated by the authority of the Church. Thus, in his first edition, he compiled some ecclesiastical documents in Latin translation that included symbols or professions of the stmbolorum, decrees and declarations of councils both provincial enchiirdion ecumenical and papal decrees up to the pontificate of Pius IX.

Denzinger oversaw a total of five editions during his lifetime, and he expanded the selections to include excerpts from Pius IX ‘s encyclical, Quanta cura along with his “Syllabus” as well as passages from Vatican I.

Curiously, he did not include any of the texts of the Council of Trent. The sixth through the ninth editions — of Denzinger were overseen by Ignaz Stahl, a privatdozent and italiabo professor at the University of Wurzburg. Under Stahl, the number of documents increased to with the inclusion of documents from Trent, the constitutions of Vatican I and more papal encyclicals.

After Stahl’s death inthe Herder Publishing Company took over the production of all subsequent editions.

Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum

The first nine editions had been produced by Oskar Stahel of Wurzburg. The tenth through thirteenth editions iatliano 21 were overseen by Clemens Bannwart, S. Making use of the best research of his day, Bannwart completely revised the first part of Denzinger on the creeds. In addition, he reworked the systematic index according to ten main categories, an arrangement that figured largely in the handbooks of dogmatic theology up until Vatican II.

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A special concern with the dangers of Modernism is evidenced by Bannwart’s inclusion of 34 pages of documentation from Pius X’s encyclical, Pascendi dominici gregis. Umberg was a specialist in sacramental theology, and he included more documents in that area as well as references to symbbolorum Code of Canon Law.

He also reintroduced a section on moral theology into the Index, arranging it according to the decalogue. The twenty-eighth through the thirty-first editions — 57 were overseen by Karl RahnerS.

In the twenty-eight edition, Rahner asked for suggestions for a revised edition of “Denzinger. The revisions foreseen by Rahner were undertaken by Adolf Schonmetzer, Enchjridion. In thirty-second edition ofSchonmetzer included close to more documents and expanded about others. He revised the section on the creeds as well as the introductions, the numbering system and the Index.

Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum

However, he did not include any of the documents of Vatican II since he planned to publish these in a separate volume that also would include other recent magisterial documents. Schonmetzer did not see this project to completion. The idea was to completely update the Enchiridion with the addition of key texts of Vatican II and postconciliar documents. Hunermann and his assistants likewise revised the original texts according to the most recent critical editions and provided changes and additions to the introductions and Index as needed.

Hunermann decided to provide German translations on pages opposite to the original texts in Greek, Latin and other languages. The numbering system of Schonmetzer was retained but expanded. The numbering of the texts up to corresponds to that of Schonmetzer’s thirty-sixth edition, but a new system from onwards was devised to include itliano texts from Vatican II through the pontificate of John Paul II.


Ina CD-ROM version of the thirty-seventh edition was produced that extended the texts up toending with the Dec. An Italian bilingual version of the edition appeared inand a second Italian version was produced in This will be the first English translation of Denzinger to appear since that of the thirtieth edition produced by Roy J.

A handbook in English that serves the same purpose as Denzinger in many respects is the volume edited by J.

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Whereas the documents in Denzinger are arranged chronologically, those in Neuner and Dupuis are arranged topically according to headings such as “Revelation and Faith,” “Tradition and Scripture,” etc. The documentation in Neuner and Dupuis is not as extensive encbiridion that of Denzinger, but it does have the advantage of topical arrangement for those who are interested in documents pertaining to a certain subject.

While prominent theologians such as Karl Rahner and Yves Congar have warned about the dangers of “Denzinger theology,” there is no doubt that the Enchiridion is an important resource for students, theologians, teachers and pastors. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

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