Fergus Kerr’s new book is so good that the only thing worth criticizing about it is its title. Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians is descriptively accurate, but it suggests the detachment of a dull textbook. Don’t let that fool you: this book is genuinely important, and a delight to read besides.
In this captivating narrative, Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, veteran reporters for Time magazine, offer details of Billy Graham’s historic relationships with every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.
One of Moltmann’s great strengths as a theologian is that he wasn’t brought up in the church. He came to faith as a young adult and approached it with fresh eyes. As a German soldier he was taken prisoner in World War II, and in the prisoner-of-war camp he discovered the Bible for the first time.