Augustin Bea

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Augustin Bea

Augustin Bea (May 28, 1881–November 16, 1968) was a Jesuit priest who was born in Germany. He was made a cardinal by Pope John XXIII.

Bea was highly influential at the controversial Vatican II Council such as by being a decisive force in the drafting of Nostra aetate, which repudiated anti-Semitism. He was also influential regarding Divino Afflante Spiritu which inaugurated the modern period of Catholic Bible studies and which has been seen as encouraging the use of controversial "higher criticism".

Consequently there have been various claims and criticisms by traditional Catholics and others of Bea and his associates (some of who were Jewish converts to Catholicism). See the article on the Vatican II Council and the "See also" section.

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