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...where present but nowhere effective begious impulse that got them started, David These characteristics define an institu- cause it lacks any form of moral mooring...
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...ditional magisterium which only the men- they teach the same nonsense that got us To the Editors...
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...Having made this move, it invari- he says, "made Jesus relevant by removMore spiritual than God ably obscures the simple reality that the ing from the Gospels anything which York, Pa...
...You can bet your last bagel that St...
...CharFebruary 26 Commonweal was incorrect...
...His appeal to continuing revelation to approximate the mystery and to "image gospel as the community of believers near the end of the section on Kimel's God" and it cannot endure the religious moves through various historical eras and Speaking the Christian God is a prime ex- turn to the subject, of which feminist the- cultures...
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...for Christians, ultimate trust is not is at stake in the feminist theological proj- The feminist project is religiously and placed in anything other than God's ect...
...The statement that the gospel cannot endure his church, God's revelation is, in fact, gospel is a saving word to mortal sinners, the religious turn to the subject...
...In fact, the very power of rather the resurrected one, the cosmic To the Editors: Elizabeth A. Johnson's ar- the gospel is revealed in its ability to keep Christ whose genderless Spirit touches and ticle leaves me with questions...
...about 10 percent Catholic...
...spiritually sophisticated, but as Johnson promise and saving work in Christ...
...and to the law...
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...gins's poetry collection reviewed in the USF law school 65 percent Jewish and 25, Valeny: p. 10, Jak, Rothco...
...For gospel revelation, is it theologically prejust such reasons Christianity's primal as- cise to identify God with his kingdom or universities Notre Dame, Georgetown, sertion is not about an indefinite cosmic with tangential details in the parables...
...forcivilized...
...But, in the process, I clear- to Jewish scholarship, and that is reflectBut FLAUNT for FLOUT (p...
...and Boston College-I can personally at- Christ...
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...If there Commonweal Foundation...
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...I may already have been "swallowed or get rid of them...
...Wooster, the human nature God created that any pos- were better known and had published more...
...known world...
...It draws shrewdly on the address to God as "father" and "abba...
...Reform them secularized culture that surrounds them...
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...students and alumni alike...
...its tradition has much to give ber of self-perpetuating male hierarchs...
...LEONARD R. KLEIN could not survive the turn from a Jewish God and its replacement by more amen- The writer is senior pastor of Christ to a Hellenistic expression...
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...ing error, the title given for Andrew Hud- icate question: Why was the faculty of the Illustrations: Cover...
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...that that tradition is secondary to the ex- one uncomfortably of John Garvey's deWILLIAM TALBOT ternal and positive proclamation of the scription in the same issue of the theogospel and administration of the sacra- logical method of Thomas Jefferson who, ments...
...They know they are Jewish, they are thoughtful and well-written commentary dom, I don't see how I would want to live proud to be Jewish, they are committed from you and usually you come through...
...swered my questions...
...the male, Jewish, wine-drinking, celibate, tification of God as female instead of The very best of nineteenth- and twencrucified apocalyptic prophet Jesus of pressing beyond gender in an attempt to tieth-century theology, both Protestant 30: 26 March 1993 Commonweal...
...Yeshiva University has no such proporTo the Editors: I have come to expect Having experienced this culture of free- tion...
...Leonard Klein makes the startling ample...
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...we see that if the gospel had not been Even more troubling is his endorsement preached in terms of Hellenistic culture, as "thoroughly orthodox" of Elizabeth it would not have won the minds and Johnson's Christology: "`Christ for us' is A mystery beyond gender hearts of most of the people in the thenno longer the historical (male) Jesus, but Morristown, N.J...
...sibility of their absence would be widely I asked Father John J. LoSchiavo, then and at additional offices...
...The gospel is not our effort over the need for interpretation of the versa...
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...dollars by International Money CORRECTION Because of an edit- a separate law school...
...To the Editors: Elizabeth A. Johnson's ar- liturgy, and tradition makes a host of pos- THOMAS F. WALSH, S.J...
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...To the Editors: David Carlin's "From they purchase from among competing To the Editors: Thanks for David R. Carlin's Hilltop to Ghetto" is topnotch...
...Thus it very much a thing of the past, for it takes addressed to us from outside us, by a God is not one aspect or other of my work or place in Israel and in Christ...
...some academically qualified atheists and 2: 26 March 1993 Commonweal Nazareth, who taught as of first importance shed new light on the mystery beyond and as liberating news to call God "Our gender...
...Carlin's included...
...CORRESPONDENCE ternatit ee is perhaps the most elemental agnostics...
...absurd...
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...We must be Iot-, p. 15...
...transforms both female and male lives...
...Kirnel, Jr., help to clarify how much tery...
...PETER J. RIGA we can assume that American Catholics JOHN GALLIVAN will continue to want, among other things: Carlin on target To choose their political leaders in democratic elections...
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...It is idle Feminist theology's trouble with this these same tangential and infrequent deto repeat their lapses...
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...gender...
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...but 1 think tions on getting unswallowed...
...Our ex-Catholic schools New York, N.Y...
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...a worLuke Johnson's language is moderate, and Johnson demonstrate, seemingly by thy relevance is not gained by removing his learning impressive, but at critical accident, it is not anything like what the uncomfortable aspects of the gospel...
...In the course of urging bers of this elite group are eligible to into the American legal rut: law is everyCatholic colleges to maintain the reli- construe with authority...
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...The risen, cosmic Christ is sistent theological waters to foster an iden- the ultimate mystery of God...
...It is enough to say gospel is that like its kin it is more spiri- tails in the parables with Jesus' consistent that they uniformly decline to stand up and tual than God...
...Human religiosity object of his criticism, but modernity itclosure in the world," we should be on has struggled against that gospel from the self...
...CORRESPONDENCE Father," and who also in remarkable ways When dealing with the parables in the (Continued from page 2) called women into a new community...
...defend their secularity, but instead duck apophatic tradition, while overlooking Does not this theological method remind their heads and run away...
...ogy has consistently acknowledged that For religions die when their lights fail, This is plainly not orthodox Christology God is Spirit and thus beyond gender when they lose the power to connect peobut its perennial, precise, and, yes, gnos- identification," does it not muddy the con- ple's current experience of the world with tic opposite...
...ticle ["A Theological Case for God-She," itive assertions about God and Christ, January 29] and Luke Timothy Johnson's which are proposed as true statements The author replies: laudatory review of her book [same issue], even as all speaking of the gospel recogtogether with his much less favorable re- nizes the final inability of human words In many ways I share the concerns of these view of the collection of essays edited by or reason to plumb the depth of the mys- letter writers: God is holy mystery beyond= A.F...
...guard for an agenda that intends the com- time of the church at Corinth, which like- In the early Christian centuries, some promise of that offensively specific and wise claimed a bundle of fresh revelations...
...Again, is it theologically sound to equate test to the accuracy of his column...
...p. 18, Ross, Rothco...
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...My experience confirms his the- progeny who have attended three Catholic from a diversity of nongovernmental sis...
...Thus when who offensively took flesh in one time, of Christian feminist theology that is the we hear the appeal to "God's self-dis- one place, and one man...
...If "theol- pace with ongoing historical experience...
...argued in similar fashion that the gospel past-tense saving and revelatory action of (REV...
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...In hindsight able "self-disclosures...
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