A journal of academic theology

Volume 71 Number 4

Reviews & Shorter Notices – December 2010

God’s Justice in Romans: Keys for Interpreting the Epistle to the Romans Karl Paul Donfried, pp. 951–952 The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology Mark W. Koehne, pp. 952–954 Sound Mapping the New Testament John J. Pilch, pp. 954–956 Democratizing Biblical Studies: Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space Barbara E. Reid, pp. 956–957 A River Flows

Cardinal Avery Dulles S.J. among the Theologians: A Memorial Reflection

Avery Dulles’ postconciliar theology must be placed historically in the broad context of what he called postcriticism. His models approach to theology, moreover, attempted to address the theological pluralism of the postconciliar era in a way that contributed to the unity of the faith. His nearly lifelong Ignatian commitment to thinking with the Church, his

The Body of Christ: Amen!: The Expanding Incarnation

The article aims to refresh Christian sensibilities to the bodily character of ecclesial existence. It links Christ’s incarnation with the continuing formation of his Body, arguing against any suggestion that the incarnation is less real following his resurrection and ascension than prior to them. Though massive changes have occurred in our understanding of the material

Christ’s Human Knowledge: A Conversation with Lonergan and Balthasar

The article explores the contribution of Balthasar and Lonergan to a contemporary understanding of Christ’s human knowledge. It argues methodologically that Lonergan’s account of Christ’s human knowledge, by its use of technical terms and a carefully worked out analogy from human knowing, represents an advance on Balthasar’s often fluid position. While sympathetic to the notion

Woman of Many Names: Mary in Orthodox and Catholic Theology

Catholic emphasis on Mary’s role in the Christian story of salvation and on the unique privileges given her by God to accomplish that salvation for humanity continues to trouble some Protestants and seems to distract from the Church’s central preaching. This article attempts to show the continuity between Catholic and Orthodox liturgical and theological traditions

Peter Canisius and the Truly Catholic Augustine

Arguably the most influential theologian in the Latin West, Augustine of Hippo conventionally figures as the greatest ally, after the Bible, of Protestantism in Reformation Europe. Roman Catholics, however, also laid claim to Augustine as their chief witness—as the works of Peter Canisius (1521–1597), the most prominent catechist in the early Society of Jesus, attest.

Catholics and Pentecostals: Troubled History New Initiatives

Catholics and Pentecostals in their various expressions—classical, charismatic, and Neo-Pentecostal—constitute about 75 percent of the total number of Christians today. And Pentecostals continue to grow in number. While the relations between the two traditions have often been troubled and serious theological differences remain, particularly in the area of ecclesiology, Pentecostals are beginning to show a

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