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Dreaming Innocence in America – Paul Tillich’s Radical Theology of Liberation, Part 1 (Alan Jay Richard)
The following is the first installment of a multi-part series. One of the challenges of liberation theology is to think the radical political and social liberation of the oppressed in a way that is truly this-worldly. This challenge is already clearly apparent in Gustavo Gutierrez’s A Theology of Liberation in 1972, which insists on starting […]
From The Gift Of Mortality To The Name Of God (Jakob Helmut Deibl)
The following is a continuation of a series of articles corresponding to chapters of the book Preis der Sterblichkeit: Christentum und Neuer Humanismus (Freiburg im Bresgau: Verlag Herder, 2015), edited by Kurt Appel, translated by Rachel Thomas. English editor, Carl Raschke. This volume of essays represents one of the major works in the new Catholic “cultural humanism” from […]
Rethinking Anselm’s Atonement Theory – “Unmaking” The Indebted Man (Ryne Beddard)
Throughout Church history Christians have used various images and illustrations to explain why God became a human and died, and why these actions have been considered by the tradition to be salvific. These are referred to as atonement theories, and in general they seek to answer three questions: How is humanity saved through Jesus? Who […]