Theological Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 1, March

Books Received
SCRIPTURAL STUDIES Anderson, Janice Capel, Philip H. Sellew, and Claudia Setzer, ed. Pauline Conversations in Context: Essays in Honor of Calvin J. Roetzel. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, vol. 221. New York: Sheffield Academic, 2002....
From the Editor's Desk
The unusual sub-freezing temperatures that gripped much of the U.S.A. in the first months of this year brought hardship and suffering to financially challenged persons, especially the elderly who are locked in with a fixed income. Why is it that in...
Marriage: Developments in Catholic Theology and Ethics. (Notes on Moral Theology)
DISCUSSIONS OF MARRIAGE in recent decades almost invariably begin with allusions to the fragility of the institution and the high rate of divorce. Dismay at negative consequences for children quickly follows, along with concern for the status of women,...
Piet Fransen's Research on Fides et Mores
AT THE First Vatican Council, in the dogmatic constitution Pastor aeternus, it is decreed that: "we teach and define as a divinely revealed dogma that when the Roman pontiff speaks ex cathedra, that is, when, in the exercise of his office as shepherd...
Revisiting the Franciscan Doctrine of Christ
KARL RAHNER, in his remarkable essay "Christology within an Evolutionary View of the World," noted that the Scotistic doctrine of Christ has never been objected to by the Church's magisterium, (1) although one might add, it has never been embraced...
Rosmini, Ratzinger, and Kuhn: Observations on a Note by the Doctrinal Congregation
WHEN JOHN PAUL II, in the encyclical Fides et ratio, mentioned Antonio Rosmini (1797-1855) in the same breath with warhorse Thomists such as Gilson and Maritain, Orthodox thinkers such as Florensky and Lossky, and idiosyncratic writers such as Newman...
Sacrifice Unveiled or Sacrifice Revisited: Trinitarian and Liturgical Perspectives
IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, sacrifice plays an important role in all the major cultures and religions of the world. Because of this, general treatments usually survey the history of religions, extract from this data some basic characteristics of sacrifice,...
The Broken Wings of Eros: Christian Ethics and the Denial of Desire. (Notes on Moral Theology)
PERHAPS THE EARLY accounts of the origins and functions of eros in the ancient Greek tradition which are varied and confusing explain the lingering suspicion and denial of eros in the Christian ethical tradition. Such an explanation would be consoling...
The Open Debate: Moral Theology and the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Persons. (Notes on Moral Theology)
AS I WRITE THIS NOTE during the fall of 2002, I am aware of the effect that the sexual abuse crisis has had on our churches. I believe that now more than ever we must have in the Church the space to discuss respectfully and without fear of reprisal...