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Author:  ressourcement [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:59 pm ]
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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.

:(

But they are all pretty good...

Justin

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

He doesn't even make the top 10.

Author:  beng [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:21 pm ]
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Fr Don is Pax's priest.

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:53 pm ]
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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

Author:  David Hopkins [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:37 pm ]
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How about G.K. Chesteron and C.S. Lewis?

St. Jose Maria Escriva?

St. Edith Stein?

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:40 pm ]
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David Hopkins wrote:
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?

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:42 pm ]
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Well Dietrich von Hildebrand I think was a greater mind than Lagrange...but he was more a philosopher than theologian

Author:  David Hopkins [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:45 pm ]
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Illud Lycopersicum wrote:
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.

Author:  David Hopkins [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:51 pm ]
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St. Maximillian Kolbe - another great 20th century saint - also considered to be a brilliant Marian theologian.

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:01 pm ]
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ok, enough with dead people

The question ask was "best living theologians"

Author:  ressourcement [ Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:10 pm ]
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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)

Justin

Author:  Dionysius [ Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:07 pm ]
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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...

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:46 pm ]
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ressourcement wrote:
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

Author:  Dionysius [ Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:45 pm ]
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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ressourcement wrote:
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...

Author:  Lonevoice [ Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:30 pm ]
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Max Majestic wrote:
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Oh yeah.... Bye, and thanks for all the fish...

Author:  Edward Pothier [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:00 pm ]
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Bonaventure wrote:
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!


Edward Pothier

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