Four draft schemata

At the request of Cardinal Afredo Ottaviani, the president of the Preparatory Theological Commission, the Jesuit Fr Sebastian Tromp had prepared three draft schemata:

a) De Ecclesia: On the Church

b) De deposito: On the deposit of faith

c) De rebus moralibus et socialibus: On moral and social issues.

At the request of Pope John, Tromp with the help of S. Garofolo now added a fourth outline:

d) De fontibus revelationis: On the sources of Revelation.


J.A. Komonchak, Chapter III, The struggle for the Council during the preparation of Vatican II, in Giuseppe Alberigo and Joseph Komonchak (ed.), History of Vatican II, Vol. II, Peeters, Leuven, 1995, 229.