The Story of Dei Verbum Part Three: Completion of the Council

Adrian Graffy

This is the final article on the history of Dei Verbum. Adrian Graffy taught Scripture for many years at Wonersh, and is now Director of Evangelisation and Formation in the diocese of Brentwood, and parish priest of Gidea Park.

In my previous articles I recorded how the preliminary draft of a document on revelation (De fontibus revelationis), presented at the first session of the Council in 1962, had been rejected, and that, though considerable work had been done in the next couple of years to improve the document, there were signs in the middle of 1964 that the text would still not command complete support.

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