Gavin D'Costa will not say that Vatican Council II indicates all Muslims in Britain and elsewhere are on the way to Hell and that this is the official Catholic teaching according to the text of Church documents. Instead he uses un-professional reasoning which would be a lie for any academic.This is theology with a deception.It is reasoning based on an objective error and this error is accepted as scholarship by the University of Bristol.
He has not denied that he uses irrationality.I mentioned this in a blog post.1 In other words he agrees that he uses false inferences in interpreting Vatican Council II and projects it as the new teachings of the Catholic Church.
This is unethical.He would also be suggesting that my interpretation of Vatican Council II is not that of the Catholic Church, since I do not make the irrational premise, inference and conclusion as he does. This is not scholarship. It would be dishonesty to know that a factual error is the basis for a theology or theory and then to go ahead and repeat it.
He does not want to issue a correction or apology and neither does he want to discuss it.
An objective error was made in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (846,1257) which was based on the same mistake Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani made in the Letter of the Holy Office 1949. D'Costa uses this irrational premise and inference in the interpretation of Vatican Council II.
Gavin D'Costa has not denied that he uses a false reasoning, which is factually and objectively incorrect