Theological Studies

This quarterly journal provides articles, editorials and book reviews on Christian theology and history.

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 3, September

Ambassador of Christ in Memory of Walter J. Burghardt, S.J. (1914-2008)
WHEN THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL for Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown on February 20, 2008, the readings were among the most frequently proclaimed and prayed in the contemporary church. His longtime friend...
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An African Moral Theology of Inculturation: Methodological Considerations
INCULTURATION IS A MAJOR CONCERN in contemporary African Catholic theology. In fact, Ecclesia in Africa, John Paul II's exhortation on the church in Africa, considers inculturation "one of the greatest challenges for the church on the Continent on...
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Books Received
SCRIPTURAL STUDIES Ahearne-Kroll, Stephen P. The Psalms of Lament in Mark's Passion: Jesus' Davidic Suffering. New York: Cambridge University, 2007. Pp. xiv + 239. $95. Bauckham, Richard, and Carl Mosser, ed. The Gospel of John and Christian...
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De Lubac and Lonergan on the Supernatural
HENRI DE LUBAC'S WORK HAS SEEN RENEWED INTEREST over the past ten years. The occasion for this interest was the centenary of his birth in 1996, and it has continued with articles marking the 60 years since the publication of his major works. In particular,...
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Homosexuality and the Counsel of the Cross: A Clarification
THE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH regarding homosexuality is found in the CDF's Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (hereafter, Hp). (1) From this document basic principles can be derived for establishing...
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Hugh of St. Victor on "Jesus Wept": Compassion as Ideal Humanitas
TOWARD THE END OF THE ELEVENTH CENTURY, interest in the humanity of Jesus surged markedly throughout Europe. Poets, preachers, artists, and monks, in places such as London, Paris, and Rome, gave expression to this apparently deep and widespread shift...
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Subsidiarity and Sphere-Sovereignty: A Match Made in ...?
THE QUEST FOR A CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ORDER has long occupied the church. What should a Christian society look like? Is there such a thing as a Christian society, or might there potentially be many Christian societies? What is the role of the church, state,...
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The Sacramental World in the Sentences of Peter Lombard
TWELFTH-CENTURY PARIS "THE ITALIANS HAVE THE papacy, the Germans have the empire, and the French have learning," so the ancient saying goes. Equally ancient is the fact that Paris, in the words of R. W. Southern, was "the Scholastic metropolis of...
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Truly Human Sexual Acts: A Response to Patrick Lee and Robert George
IN THE CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH of the article discussed by Patrick Lee and Robert George (hereafter, L/G), (1) we cited the International Theological Commission's judgment that the theologian's task "brings with it a somewhat critical function which obviously...
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What Male-Female Complementarity Makes Possible: Marriage as a Two-in-One-Flesh Union
SCRIPTURE, THE POPES, BISHOPS, PASTORS, and authorized Catholic teachers have for centuries proclaimed as a significant part of Christian moral teaching that homosexual acts are intrinsically morally wrong. In recent years, however, some have challenged...
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