The continuing dustup between the New York Times’ Ross Douthat and “Theologians” of American academia has resulted in some interesting articles.
First off this one by a student who had previously entered the PhD program in theology at Boston College.
Two Years Among the Liberal Theologians
The article described what I expected regarding the two faces of many American Catholic theologians. Who lean towards heterodoxy in the classroom, but project a different public face. Traipsing all around heresy, but will have a fainting spell if you use the “H” word.
Another good read from Catholic World Report is: Modern academic theology needs to rediscover God
Thinking about that list of academics condemning Ross Douthat, it is not surprising that all but one of the priestly signers were Jesuits. Too often instead of putting S.J. after their names, SJW would be more appropriate.
“The brain-blowing combination of asserting that what is not Catholic teaching is somehow Catholic teaching and then shrieking like a frightened schoolgirl when the word “heresy” is uttered is what the American Catholic/Jesuit theological academy is all about, and I should know. I was in it for two of the most miserable years of my life.”
Jeff… the only reason “I”, “I” mean iii came here is because you’re one of my favorite… iiii mean one of my famous smartest past atheist… NO, NO, “I” meant to say ‘Atheist’ who has now become a Catholic… and truth be known… since the year 2000 sinner vic who thinks he’s god would make YA one of his godly angel cells if “ME’, “ME” and “me’ gave “IT”, “I” mean gave his godly cells permission….ENOUGH FOR NOW! Long story short… How can your readers ignore YAR last three post… “I” mean where’s all the comments? US Canadians wouldn’t do that… would they?
I hear YA! Well you did Victor!?…LOL…:)
God Bless you and yours