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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Generation of Catholic Theologians

I had an earlier post asking about Catholic theology and today I saw a post by Tobias Winright, a Professor of Theological Ethics at St. Louis University (who blogs at Catholic Moral Theology) that deals with this topic. Here's a bit of the post ...

Don't Know Much About a New Generation of Catholic Theologians...

[...] Thus, the "new generation of Catholic theologians" may be more complex than Weigel assumes. Indeed, there are many of us who agree that theology is an ecclesial enterprise (by Church, though, we mean more than the Magisterium even as we recognize its place in the Church). Also, we agree that theology is neither religious studies nor Catechesis, and we likewise agree that it includes critical exploration. While we respectfully engage Scripture and Tradition, we may not all accept either of these at face value (after all, the Bible and the Tradition were invoked in the past to defend such evils as slavery). Moreover, we do not limit our three audiences (Church, society, academy) only to the academy; yet, many of us (not all!) are worried and upset about the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith's "Notification" about Margaret Farley's book. Actually, now that I think of it, much of what I've just written about the "new generation of Catholic theologians" probably applies to many of our mentors and teachers from other generations ...


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