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Spirituality, discernment and tradition in Ignatius Loyola, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross
This thesis examines the process of discernment as described by three Spanish Catholic mystics of the sixteenth century: Ignatius Loyola (1492-1556), Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), and John of the Cross (1542-1591). Discernment ...
Reinhold Niebuhr: The nature and implications of the relationship between his christology and anthropology
Only an interpretation of Reinhold Niebuhr which consistently adheres to the ideal/real dialectical structure intrinsic to his hermeneutics of myth does justice to the tensions inherent in his thought. The failure to ...
Solidarity with outsiders: The quest for common ground in theological ethics
Definitions of solidarity multiply as religious communities respond to concerns of the marginalized and the oppressed. Roman Catholic social teaching and Sharon Welch's communicative ethics are compared with the communitarian ...
Jesus' parables, language and the common world: A response to Dominic Crossan's theology of story
For the last decade Dominic Crossan has been at the forefront of the movement from an historical to a language-based paradigm for interpretation of the New Testament. Much of his work during this time has addressed the ...
The death and resurrection of reason: On Kierkegaard's view of philosophy
Kierkegaard identifies "philosophy" as the perspective which seeks to grasp Truth with thought. Thought is taken as a passion for ideality, immanence, and closure. But for Kierkegaard Truth involves reality transcendence, ...