Theology

Theology

Books

The New Holy Wars, by Robert H. Nelson

I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out." So complained 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot. It is true that much that passes for theology fails to illumine the path, and it does not help to claim that nontheological reasoning is often equally opaque. Thankfully, a few lights shine brightly.

Books

Grassroots power

Does Jeffrey Stout's church have a god? One might say his god is democracy. But surely democracy is an ethic rather than a theology.

Books

Benedict the teacher

David Tracy once distinguished three audiences for the theologian: the church, the general public and the academic community. Joseph Ratzinger has spoken powerfully to all three.