Theological Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 2, June

Bonaventure's Metaphysics of the Good
The high middle ages were a time of change and transition, marked by the religious discovery of the universe and a new awareness of the position of the human person in the universe. In the 12th century, a Dionysian awakening coupled with the rediscovery...
Book Received
SCRIPTURAL STUDIES Balla, P. Challenges to New Testament Theology. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1998. Pp. 279. Brueggemann, W. Isaiah 1-39. Louisville: Westminster/Knox, 1998. Pp. 314. $20. Brueggemann, W. Isaiah 40--66. Louisville: Westminster/Knox,...
"Christianity and the World Religions," a Recent Vatican Document
OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES, Catholic participation in interreligious dialogue has received substantial support from the official magisterium. Beginning especially with Nostra aetate from Vatican II (1965) and more recently through pronouncements...
Do Circumstances Ever Justify Capital Punishment?
Regarding the death penalty, there is a growing tendency in both church and society to apply it in very limited circumstances or even to abolish it completely. The Catechism of the Catholic Church acknowledges that the primary purpose of the punishment...
Eucharistic Presence: An Invitation to Dialogue
IN THE INTRODUCTION to his book The Eucharist, Schillebeeckx apologized for dealing exclusively with the topic of eucharistic or real presence.(1) Self-limitation, however, is useful and necessary at times. I feel under a similar constraint in this...
Henri De Lubac and the Roots of Communion Ecclesiology
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY Catholic theologians of the early- to mid-20th century whose work had significant influence on the development of the communion ecclesiology that came to fruition at the: Second Vatican Council, there is only one figure whose...
Jan Hus's De Ecclesia, Precursor of Vatican Ii?
CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGIANS and historians largely ignore the Czech Reformation of the 15th century. Yet the Hussite Revolution was unique in a number of ways. First, Jan Hus's protest and subsequent theological positions remained within the boundaries...
The Authentication of Doctrines: Hints from C. S. Peirce
FOR AUTHENTICATING THE TRUTH of some theological doctrines and for discarding others as false, Bernard Lonergan suggested a novel strategy.(1) In my present study I refer to this process of doctrinal discrimination as the authentication of doctrines,...