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Author:  Bonaventure [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:10 am ]
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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?

Author:  David Hopkins [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:09 am ]
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Cardinal Dulles

Author:  Yoga [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:12 am ]
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What were the three major additions to the knowledge of theology in the twentieth century? By whom?

Author:  Max Majestic [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:13 am ]
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Yoga wrote:
What were the three major additions to the knowledge of theology in the twentieth century? By whom?


Is this a multiple choice question?

Author:  Yoga [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:13 am ]
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Max Majestic wrote:
Yoga wrote:
What were the three major additions to the knowledge of theology in the twentieth century? By whom?


Is this a multiple choice question?


It's OK to just provide one of the three.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:14 am ]
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a) yes
b) no
c) both (a) and (b)
d) neither (a) nor (b)

Author:  Max Majestic [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:20 am ]
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Author:  Gracie2004 [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:20 am ]
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I would have to say one of the best in the last century (not living, sorry :( )...would be Fr. William Most...and probably F.J. Sheed.

Gracie

Author:  David Hopkins [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:25 am ]
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I have read exactly zero of his work, but how about Scott Hahn?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:45 am ]
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I'm not anti-Hahn, but I don't think he ranks in the top rank. As a popularizer (which I do not consider an insult), he's right up there.

Author:  David Hopkins [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:50 am ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
I'm not anti-Hahn, but I don't think he ranks in the top rank. As a popularizer (which I do not consider an insult), he's right up there.


Again, I have not read any of Hahn's work. Your comment raises an interesting question, however:

Does "greatness" in theology come from blazing new ground or from the ability to explain/summarize/popularize etc., Church teaching?

Author:  pax [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:09 am ]
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Father Don Sanvido

Author:  Bonaventure [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:13 am ]
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Thats a good question David. While not the only criteria, I tend to think of someone who will be read after this generation, someone with a depth of knowledge, someone faithful to the Church, someone insightful, etc.

It does seem that there aren't many theologians around today that one might call great.

Benedict Ashley comes to mind as a pretty good theologian as well, although I didn't agree with him on a few things.

Author:  marie0006 [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:22 am ]
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deleted by me.

Author:  Gracie2004 [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:44 pm ]
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I consider Hahn to be a good theologian, yes..but I think his expertise actually lies more in Scripture studies?

Haven't read Fr. Don Sanvido, is there a site listed for him?

Author:  Bonaventure [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:45 pm ]
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Gracie2004 wrote:
I consider Hahn to be a good theologian, yes..but I think his expertise actually lies more in Scripture studies?

Haven't read Fr. Don Sanvido, is there a site listed for him?


Father Sanvido is a personal friend of Pax's. I don't think that he has a website but I could be wrong.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:55 pm ]
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Scripture study is a department of theology, or maybe even the other way around.

Author:  GoodSamaritan [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:24 pm ]
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Anybody have a position on Father Hardon? I always enjoy Father Pacwa (not sure if he's a theologian or not), especially regarding the sacrificial elements of the Mass.

Author:  David Hopkins [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:28 pm ]
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GoodSamaritan wrote:
Anybody have a position on Father Hardon? I always enjoy Father Pacwa (not sure if he's a theologian or not), especially regarding the sacrificial elements of the Mass.


I like Fr. Hardon, but he is not living. Fr. Pacwa would better be described as a Scriptual scholar (his specialty is the Old Testament). Granted, as an educator and a priest, his breadth of knowledge is wide.

Author:  Yoga [ Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:53 pm ]
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Is theology limited to passing its body of knowledge from one generation to another with commentary by each generation, or does it add to the body of knowledge?

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