Gavin D'Costa is a Catholic professor of theology at the University of Bristol, England. He has not specifically denied three points in the blogpost which I e-mailed him.
The professor of theology at the University of Bristol is saying that in Vatican Council II there are known exceptions to the traditional Catholic teaching on salvation and other religions.
Since there are exceptions for him he infers
1. There is text in Vatican Council II which states there are known exceptions to traditional teaching on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
2. There is text which states that those saved with 'seeds of the Word' etc are visible to us on earth.They would have to be visible for them to be exceptions.
3.These explicit exceptions in England in 2014 can be named by Prof. D'Costa .They are personally known to him.
of the University of Bristol, England ?
Regarding these three points which were mentioned in the original report which I sent him he would be saying that:-
1.Conference of Bishops of England and Wales infers there are exceptions to the traditional teaching on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church. YES this is what the bishops infer and so does he.
2.There is no text in Vatican Council II which states there are known exceptions yet this is taken for granted by the Bishops. YES there is such text in Vatican Council II which states there are known exceptions to AG 7 ( all need faith and baptism) and to the dogma extra ecclesiam nullas salus.
3.It is an objective error to assume that the deceased saved with 'seeds of the Word' or ' a ray of that Truth' can be named or seen physically. YES these cases can be named and seen physically by Prof. Gavin D'Costa and the bishops of England and Wales.
Prof.Gavin D'Costa responds : does not deny that he made a factual mistake http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2014/04/profgavin-dcosta-responds-does-not-deny.html#links