Three types of answers to this question emerge in this volume and they can be correlated with three mysery interpretations of the notion of divine selfemptying or kenosis Phil. Thomas marked it as to-read Sep 21, There suffeting no discussion topics on this book yet. Trivia About Divine Impassibil I am grateful to have read Gavrilyuk and Weinandy, both guman whom contributed essays in this companion, before embarking on this one. Open Preview See a Problem? Keating This is a must read for all those interested in the subject. Find it on Scholar.
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It did not exist so strongly in the past, which can be figured-out just by reading some of the old and excellent Church histories of the past. But it was clear to me that if this trend is as pronounced as it seemed to be that there had to be an underlying rationale bolstering it.
That is just the way Catholic theology works. I have found it. Thanks to a quite funny article in the National Catholic Reporter detailing the views of the Catholic Bishops chief theologian Weinandy. I will excerpt from this in this review because it is so colorful.
He calls theologians a "curse". But it is in investigating his theological reflections that I found the mother load on what is prompting all this historical fabrication amongst Catholics. It has to do with this apparently vigorous and important debate amongst Catholics on "Divine Impassibility". For all of Western history the reality of the world and history has been various things, but it has always at least been some sort of problem in its facticity to be dealt with.
In fact for him the historical lives of human beings only have reality if they are relating to the mystery of the Trinity. This can only mean, logically, that anyone or anything that is not relating to the mystery of the Trinity has no reality at all.
This means also that historical events have no reality or even meaning if they do not serve the human need to find themselves in relation to the Trinity. Here is the mother load. The unprecendented and quite demented totalization of religious consciousness. It is a totalitarian religious doctrine, and it has little relation to the actual theological praxis of the actual theologians of the past who are being cited. The assumpptions of their culture precluded such a totalization.
But at least now there is an explanation. And the fact that he is the head theologian for the Catholic Bishops and thus his thought has their imprimatur, says everything. Here is the article: "Theologians can be a "curse and affliction upon the church," according to the U. Thomas Weinandy, executive director of the Secretariat for Doctrine at the U.
Joseph Sr. In his address, Weinandy did not mention Johnson or any other theologian. Too often, Weinandy said, theology degrades into an "intellectual game," based on "the fun of being cleverly and sophisticatedly entertaining, or the thrill and buzz that comes with academic sparring. In his May 26 address, Weinandy strongly defended the idea that a Catholic theologian should have a mandate, or license, from the local bishop.
Such a mandate does not curb their freedom, he argued, but gives their vocation "a dignity and gravity that it truly deserves. The Academy of Catholic Theology held its first national conference in , and according to its Web site, has roughly 80 members. Speaking on background, a prominent American theologian said the group was founded by colleagues who regard the Catholic Theological Society of America as "too anti-magisterium in tone and too one-sided in content.
Divine impassibility and the mystery of human suffering
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Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering