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Author:  St. Brigid [ Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Fundamental Theology

What is it? Are there any good books available about it?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity.

Author:  St. Brigid [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Thank you. Dh has a class (I go with him) in Fundamental Theology and the book they are using is Dynmics of Theology by Roger Haight. After all this time in the class, I still don't know what exactly Fundamental Theology is, and I'd like to read something from an actual Catholic author on what it is.

Author:  Doom [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

I've never heard the term 'fundamental theology' in a Catholic context.

Author:  TreeBeard [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

When I saw the thread subject I though it was something about that protestant tome, The Fundamentals.

The Fundamentals: A Testimony To The Truth (generally referred to simply as The Fundamentals) is a set of ninety essays published between 1910 and 1915 by the Testimony Publishing Company of Chicago. It was initially published quarterly in twelve volumes, then republished in 1917 by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles as a four-volume set. Baker Books reprinted all four volumes under two covers in 2003. (Extract from Wikipedia)

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Sigh. Roger Haight has been the subject of ecclesial sanctions from the CDF to the point of being forbidden to teach theology at Catholic institutions. I'm sorry to hear that a book of his is being used in formation. May I suggest that your husband read Sheed on his own just to get the true picture?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 am ]
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BTW, I do not recommend that he make a fuss about this. The only thing that is likely to do is to get him dismissed.

Author:  St. Brigid [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
BTW, I do not recommend that he make a fuss about this. The only thing that is likely to do is to get him dismissed.


Yes, we are definitely of the "keep your head down and don't make a fuss" group. We are in the Arch. of Atlanta so we know this dance pretty well. I will definitely pass on Sheed to dh. Thank you! Any other book recommendations?

Author:  St. Brigid [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Sigh. Roger Haight has been the subject of ecclesial sanctions from the CDF to the point of being forbidden to teach theology at Catholic institutions. I'm sorry to hear that a book of his is being used in formation. May I suggest that your husband read Sheed on his own just to get the true picture?


Yeah, I looked up the auther when the teacher (a Jesuit) announced the book to the class.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

The Shape of Catholic Theology: An Introduction to Its Sources, Principles, and History https://www.amazon.com/dp/0814619096/re ... UBbFGJM1DF

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
The Shape of Catholic Theology: An Introduction to Its Sources, Principles, and History https://www.amazon.com/dp/0814619096/re ... UBbFGJM1DF


Does it have illustrations clearly showing the shape?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

No pictures. You have to use your imagination.

But it's by a Dominican, so that counts for something. :cloud9:

Author:  ThomisticCajunAggie [ Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Fundamental Theology is more or less the theology of divine revelation: that is the theology of the nature of God's revelation of Himself. So it would include questions on the inerrancy of Scripture and the nature of the Magisterium of the Church (so papal infallibility, etc.).

Author:  St. Brigid [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

ThomisticCajunAggie wrote:
Fundamental Theology is more or less the theology of divine revelation: that is the theology of the nature of God's revelation of Himself. So it would include questions on the inerrancy of Scripture and the nature of the Magisterium of the Church (so papal infallibility, etc.).


Thank you for this!

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

In which case my second recommendation (by a Dominican :cloud9: ) more directly deals with that subject matter.

Author:  kage_ar [ Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fundamental Theology

Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity. Theology for Beginners

Peter Kreeft, Practical Theology

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