The half-century of scholarship represented in the career of Father Emile Neubert, S.M., spans a time of great change in theology. Begun during the controversies over Modernism, it closed in the ferment of the age of Vatican II.
Without question, Father Neubert was one of the foremost mariologists of the twentieth century. The bibliography in this festschrift attests to his scholarship; the eminent theologians who have contributed attest to the respect which he is accorded by his peers.
To be a significant theologian in any age is a notable thing, but to have been a Mariologist in the first half of this century was much more than that. It was to have shared in one of the major developments in Catholic dogma in our times, with all that this implies—painstaking research, public and private controversy, question and exploration, and public response.
About the author: Brother Norbert Brockman, S.M., compiler of this festschrift in honor of Father Neubert, is a member of the editorial board of the Review and chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton.
Brockman, Norbert C. S.M.
"Homage and Respect,"
University of Dayton Review: Vol. 5:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udr/vol5/iss1/2