In 1968, Joseph Ratzinger wrote a modestly sized treatise on the Apostles' Creed called Introduction to Christianity. Its impact was anything but modest.
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.
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.
In The Lausiac History, fifth-century saint Palladius argues that readers should imitate an ascetic vision, not specific ascetic practices.
For a majority of mainline Christians, the NRSV is the biblical translation of choice. But the KJV is the English-language Bible on which all others stand.
The notion that grief moves through some kind of process toward resolution owes more of a debt to American optimism than to Christian hope.
The symbol of the fish resounds throughout scripture, and it splashes well beyond the pages.