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Dulles, Ratzinger, Jean-Luc Marion, David Coffey, Gerald O'Collins, .....

Honestly, there is no "standouts" today as there were 50 years ago.

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But they are all pretty good...

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P.S. LaGrange was most certainly NOT the greatest 20th century theologian....

He doesn't even make the top 10.

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no, Lagrange wasn't as great as those who abandoned reason to posit any empty hell (Balthasar), or a modified apocastasis where even Satan is pardoned (Maritain) (note sarcasm)

Personally, the twentieth century had few good theologians. Lagrange is nothing compared to the lights before him...but he hasn't much competition

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How about G.K. Chesteron and C.S. Lewis?

St. Jose Maria Escriva?

St. Edith Stein?


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How about G.K. Chesteron and C.S. Lewis?

St. Jose Maria Escriva?

St. Edith Stein?

The first two are great apologists and great popular writers, the last also great saints. But best theologians? Especially considering C.S. Lewis was not a Catholic theologian, but a heretic?

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Well Dietrich von Hildebrand I think was a greater mind than Lagrange...but he was more a philosopher than theologian

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Well Dietrich von Hildebrand I think was a greater mind than Lagrange...but he was more a philosopher than theologian


Same with Stein - great philosopher - student of Heidegger.


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St. Maximillian Kolbe - another great 20th century saint - also considered to be a brilliant Marian theologian.


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ok, enough with dead people

The question ask was "best living theologians"

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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ok, enough with dead people

The question ask was "best living theologians"


I don't really think anyone has listed any truly serious theologians. I see some apologists, catechists, etc. Then a different topic about "dead theologians".....

If the question as asked last year at this time I would have said Louis Bouyer, but now he is dead (December 2004)

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Well, I like the earlier philosophers...

Well, I would say the most important thing to understand in this life is suffering...And, that's why I have to say Father Corapi and what he has written on Redemptive Suffering in, with, and by Christ...He gives philosphical reasons and theological reasons in one, and it's quite long...

He speaks simply for the whole world to understand, but if you listen and read much of his stuff, especially on suffering, he truly understands it through experience and much enlightenment from the Holy Spirit...He's alot smarter than most people think, especially renown theologians who look with contempt on this humble and gifted man...

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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ok, enough with dead people

The question ask was "best living theologians"


I don't really think anyone has listed any truly serious theologians. I see some apologists, catechists, etc. Then a different topic about "dead theologians".....



I think my answer was simply...some monk in a cloister that no one knows his wisdom but God

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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ok, enough with dead people

The question ask was "best living theologians"


I don't really think anyone has listed any truly serious theologians. I see some apologists, catechists, etc. Then a different topic about "dead theologians".....



I think my answer was simply...some monk in a cloister that no one knows his wisdom but God


COULD BE, AND VERY WELL POSSIBLE...

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Who do you think are best living theologians?

Besides the Holy Father, Aidan Nichols and Betrand de Margerie come to mind.

Anyone else?

I hope I don't have to testify in court!

The story goes that Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, was testifying in some court case. He was asked if he were a good architect and he answered "I am the best in the world". When later questioned about such a lack of modesty, he was supposed to have said: "What could I do? I was under oath."

If I am under oath, I will gladly testify that I am not the best living theologian!


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