MIX AND MATCH DEITIES
Jason M. Morgan
When one set of gods merges with another, all that’s really needed is to make charts designating which god goes where. More gods? Bigger chart. Easy.
TIME FOR SOME PLAIN-SPOKEN TRUTHS
The desire for Christian unity can assume such importance that insistence on points of doctrine comes to be regarded as inconvenient or divisive.
The robust friendship of 20th-century Swiss theologians Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar offers a different approach to ecumenical dialogue.
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.
HOW “SCRIPTURE ALONE” FAILS BOTH MUSLIMS & PROTESTANTS
Howard P. Kainz
‘Scripture Alone’ fails both Muslims and Protestants, as living by one text leads to problems of authority and fundamentalism.
The "I'm too catholic to be Catholic" line of argumentation falls to a subjectivity or "lowest common denominator" critique.
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 'MERE CHRISTIANITY'?
C.S. Lewis is sitting alone late at night at his big oak desk at The Kilns, Oxford, writing Mere Christianity, his little masterpiece...
FAITH IN THE DENIAL OF REALITY
Timothy D. Lusch
A joint document published by the U.S. bishops and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America leaves unsaid how "Eucharistic hospitality" can be accomplished without violating Catholic practice.
IN THE SERVICE OF TRUTH
The apostolate of ecumenical clarification requires a willingness to see friends make themselves into enemies.
Reunion between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches should be the foremost focus of Catholic relations with other ecclesial bodies.
Dear Fr. Neuhaus, ecumenical dialogue is not magisterial teaching
Ecumania is burning itself out. Nevertheless, the Catholic Church's bilateral ecumenical dialogues just go on and on.
OLD-FASHIONED EVANGELICALS, NEW-FANGLED EVANGELICALS
When I became a Catholic, many of my Evangelical friends supported me, while my Anglo-Catholic friends kept silence almost to a man.
Instead of universal salvation, let's focus on ecumenism, where again we see that Fr. Neuhaus is more theologically liberal than many people realize.
The dialogue between American Jews and Christians in our time is actually a triangular conversation. The third partner is the voice of “the world.”
Paul van K. Thomson
The Church uses theological disputes to teach her doctrine, as controversy raises fundamental issues.
- Karl Keating