Xavier Léon-Dufour

Xavier Léon-Dufour (Paris, 7 March[1] 1912–13 November 2007) was a French Jesuit biblical scholar and theologian.[2] He was professor of the Bible at the centre Sèvres and director of collections at éditions du Seuil and éditions du Cerf.

In the years 1948-1957 he was a lecturer of the Holy Bible in the Jesuit theological faculty of Enghien in Belgium. From there, he moved to Lyon-Fourvière. He was a consultor of the Pontifical Biblical Commission in Rome and a member of the New Testament study society - Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. He published in theological magazines: "Recherches de Science Religieuse" and "New Testament Studies".

He is best known for his Vocabulary of Biblical Theology, published in 1962, a work that remains, fifty years later, a reference book for students in theology. He has done important work on the synoptic gospels and on the gospel according to John. He took part in the doctrinal controversies that followed the Second Vatican Council.

Xavier Léon-Dufour made the choice to become a priest at the age of 17. While a priest, he was a resistance in the Southwest network during World War II.

He was president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in 1980.

WorksEdit

  • X. Léon-Dufour; K. Romaniuk (1994). Słownik teologii biblijnej (4 ed.). Poznan: Pallottinum. ISBN 83-7014-224-9.
  • K. Romaniuk (1981). Słownik Nowego Testamentu (II ed.). Poznan: Wydawnictwo Św. Wojciecha. ISBN 83-7015-048-9.
  • Dorota Szczerba; Kraków (2007). Ewangelia – wezwanie do działania i modlitwy. Wydawnictwo Salwator. ISBN 978-83-60703-36-6.
  • Les évangiles et l'histoire de Jésus. Paris: Editions du Seuil. 1963. pp. 526. and its English version: J.H. McHugh (1968). The Gospels and the Jesus of History. London: Collins. p. 288.
  • Résurrection de Jésus et message pascal. Paryż: Editions du Seuil. 1971. p. 389.
  • Le partage du pain eucharistique selon le Nouveau Testament. Paris: Editions du Seuil. 1982. p. 372.
  • Lecture de l'évangile selon Jean. 1–4. Paris: Editions du Seuil. 1988–1996.CS1 maint: date format (link)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annonce du décès sur le site des Jésuites
  2. ^ Les Français qui ont fait la France - Page 822 Philippe Boitel - 2009 "LÉON-DUFOUR (Xavier) 1912-2007 Né et mort à Paris «Théologien jésuite, il fut une grande figure de l'exégèse biblique. » Le Parisien de naissance rejoint Fourvière à Lyon où il s'initie à la philosophie, aux langues anciennes et modernes."