By a Special Correspondent
1-'1\() HUNDRED theologians of world repute. representing 15 nationalities, are to contribute to an "International Theological Re\ icw" to be published by a Hilversum firm on the initiative of Fr. E. Schillebeeckx, 0.P., and Fr. Karl Rattner, S.J.
The idea is to translate modern theological thought
into language which, though scientifically accurate, will be easily readable on a reasonably popular level. The review will be published in six languages and by nine pub
lishing houses, including
Burns and Oates in London.
The first number is expected in January, 1965. The project has been undertaken to give new impetus to the renewal of the Church's pastoral effort throughout the world.
Editors and contributors, in addition to Fathers Schillebeeckx and Rahner, will include such famous names as Fr. Duquoc, 0.1'., Fr. H. dc Lubec, S.J., Fr. Yves Conger, 0.P., Fr. F. Houtart. Canon J. L. Janssens, Fr. Urs Von Baithassar, the Abbot of Downside, Fr. J. A. Jungmann, S.J., Fr., Diekman, 0.S.13,, and the Papal Theologian, Bishop Colombo.
The idea first saw the light during the Vatican Councirs first session which brought out the urgent need for theological reflection throughout the body of the Church and for constant dialogue between theologians of different continents, cultures and trends.
Tw,enty theologians met in Saarbrucken a year ago to get the project off the. ground. and the response in many parts of the world has been so enthusiastic that it is hoped to start off with a circulation of 30,000.
The writers will aim at men engaged in practical work within the Church, and will try to give :nem regular-and up to date information about all new developments in theological thought and questioning throughout the world.
All nations are seen as theologically under-developed, and the project is intended to supply the active Catholic with the hard core of all the thought poured into so many specialist reviews —too many and too difficult for ordinary consumption.
TWO prominent Scripture scholars who were barred from teaching Biblical interpretation at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, two years ago, have been reinstated without being required to change their teaching, The ban—on Fr. Stanislas Lyonnet, S.J., and Fr. Max Zerwick, S.J.—has been lifted by the Congregation of the Holy Office. For the past two academic years both priests have been able to offer courses only in ancient languages. But in the A wistaria Pontificia, which is the official Church directory, Fr. Lyonnet has continued to be listed as dean of the Biblical faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. This is affiliated with the Jesuit-conducted Pontifical Gregorian University. A Canadian Scripture scholar, Fr. Roderick Mackenzie, Si., was appointed rector of the institute a year ago.
New envoy for Vietnam
A veteran Vatican diplomat, Mgr. Angelo Palmas, 39, has been appointed as the new Apostolic Delegate to Vietnam and Cambodia. He served successively in nunciatures in Belgium. Switeerland and the Lebanon.