A journal of academic theology

Volume 64 Number 3

Reception of Vatican II in the United States

[The Second Vatican Council has been received in stages in the United States. Pope John XXIII’s opening address and the council’s awareness of the interplay between doctrine and life, between faith and history, shaped the first generation of Church leaders and enabled them to develop a distinctive pastoral vision. Within a contested field of changing

Multiple Religious Belonging: Opportunities and Challenges for Theology and Church

[The author first examines the growing phenomenon of multiple religious belonging by outlining the theology of religions known as “inclusive pluralism” which serves as its theological underpinning. Next he offers a composite sketch of multiple religious belonging on the basis of concrete experiences of well-known Christian practitioners of multiple religious belonging. He concludes by offering

Hippolytus and the Apostolic Tradition: Recent Research and Commentary

[One of the most important sources for reconstructing early Christian liturgy has been the Apostolic Tradition attributed to Hippolytus, a Roman presbyter, anti-pope, and martyr of the early third century. In this study the author reviews recent scholarly investigation and commentary on this significant document and concludes that it cannot be securely attributed to a

The Typological Approach of Syriac Sacramental Theology

[For the early Syriac writers, the universe, having been created by the Word, is by nature symbolic and finds completion in the Incarnation. Salvation history is a succession of types and antitypes that await realization in Christ. His theandric actions on earth bring forth new types, the Church and the mysteries/sacraments. The mysteries in turn

Martha Nussbaum and Thomas Aquinas on the Emotions

[Martha Nussbaum in her Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions presents a philosophical theory of emotions that interacts with contemporary research in other sciences. Although she has drawn upon the same Aristotelian and Stoic sources as did Thomas Aquinas, she pays scarce attention to his work. The purpose of this present article is to

Challenges to the Role of Theological Anthropology in Feminist Theologies

[Convictions about human personhood, rooted in an analysis of women’s experience, are often foundational to Catholic feminist theologians. Drawing on the work of Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Rebecca Chopp, the author identifies challenges to Catholic feminist theological anthropology. Fulkerson and Chopp adopt a poststructuralist approach to human personhood, emphasizing the relationships that exist among human

Reply to Richard Gaillardetz on the Ordinary Universal Magisterium and to Francis Sullivan

[The author replies to criticisms of his work on the ordinary universal magisterium and to his interpretation of the work of Francis A. Sullivan. He offers further reflections on the ordinary universal magisterium based on issues stimulated by Gaillardetz’s reading of Sullivan. While acknowledging that the consensus of theologians can be a way to recognize

Reply to Lawrence J. Welch

[In the course of his critique of Richard Gaillardetz’s views on the ordinary universal magisterium, Professor Welch also called into question certain formulations on that topic articulated in various writings of Francis Sullivan. To clarify his own position and to elucidate further his own convictions, Sullivan here expatiates on his original intention and contextualizes several

Divine Grace and Human Nature as Sources for the Universal Magisterium of Bishops

[Theologians have discussed for a century and a half the ecclesial institution of the ordinary universal magisterium of bishops when it functions apart from an ecumenical council. Teaching by bishops from the entire world involves the activity and identity of the bishop and his relationship to other Christians who ponder and teach the faith. Analysis

Reviews & Shorter Notices -September 2003

Fear, Anomaly, and Uncertainty in the Gospel of Mark Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, pp.616–617 The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man L. William Countryman, pp.617–619 Rethinking the Judaism-Hellenism Dichotomy: A Historiographical Case Study of Second Peter and Jude John H. Elliott, pp.619–620 Heracleon Philologus: Gnostische Johannesexegese im zweiten Jahrhundert Pheme

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