Scotus and the Immaculate Conception

JOHN DUNS SCOTUS AND HIS DEFENCE
OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Noel Muscat OFM

Blessed John Duns Scotus (1265/66 – 8th November 1308), besides being known as the “Subtle Doctor”, is also referred to as the “Marian Doctor”. It was he who presented a systematic theology of the Marian privilege of the Immaculate Conception, which the Catholic Church officially proclaimed as a Dogma of Faith in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of Pope Pius IX (8th December 1854), of which we are this year celebrating the 150th anniversary.

Scotus and the Immaculate Conception (pdf)

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