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Doran on Lonergan and Girard

Robert Doran, “The Nonviolent Cross: Lonergan and Girard on Redemption,” Theological Studies 71 (2010): 46–61. Doran correlates Lonergan’s Law of the Cross with Girard’s anthropological insights, arguing that Girard’s mimetic theory provides the psychic, although not the spiritual, data corresponding … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Healy’s Church, World and the Christian Life, intro and ch 1

Healy, Nicholas M. Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine. Cambridge: Cambridge University. 2000. Healy argues that ecclesiology has tended to emphasize the theoretical or spiritual aspect of the church, and insufficiently engaged with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Haight’s “Systematic Ecclesiology”

Haight, Roger. “Systematic Ecclesiology.” Science & Esprit 45:253-81. 1993. In this paper, Haight explains the collapse of the pre-Vatican II systematic ecclesiology by demonstrating its incompatibility with the principles of historicity and global consciousness embraced by the council. These principles … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Flanagan’s “Methods, Images, and Systematic Ecclesiology”

In this first chapter of his book Communion, Diversity, and Salvation, Brian Flanagan reviews the modern development of method in ecclesiology, and draws on the work of Gustafson, Healy, Komonchak, Ormerod, Rahner, and Rikhof to defend his criteria for a … Continue reading

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Neil Ormerod and Systematic Ecclesiology

I am delighted to have encountered the work of Neil Ormerod on systematic ecclesiology. An Australian Roman Catholic systematician, he began his academic career in mathematics – which is closer to my own background in the physical sciences than I … Continue reading

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Fun exam

I’m working on my final exam for early church history today, and it is such a neat exam! We pick one of the general areas covered in the class — I picked Christology — and then we are to create … Continue reading

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