Exploring Theology

My Favourite Theologian: Edward Schillebeeckx O.P.

8 Sep 2015

Edward Schillebeeckx O.P. (1914-2009)

Ross Jesmont

What does Christianity have to say to a world shaped by suffering and a western context increasingly defined by secularism? These two questions created the impetus behind the thought of Edward...

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My Favourite Theologian: Arvind P. Nirmal

8 Sep 2015

Arvind P. Nirmal (1936-1995)

Revd Raj Bharath Patta

Arvind P. Nirmal, the father of Dalit Theology, is my favourite theologian, for he for the first time took cognizance of the Dalit[1] realities in the Indian Church and in the Indian public, and...

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My Favourite Theologian: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

8 Sep 2015

Dietrich Bonheoffer (1906-1945)

Canon Mike West

On 1 February 1933, two months into Hitler’s rule over Germany, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave a short talk on Berlin Radio. He was only 24, yet already established as one of the most gifted theologians of...

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My Favourite Theologian: André Gounelle

8 Sep 2015

André Gounelle (1933 - )

Simone Ramacci

André Gounelle is probably one of the most famous liberal Protestant theologians in France, and the one who almost single-handedly introduced Process Theology in Europe. He is also an expert on Paul Tillich and an...

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My Favourite Theologian: Marcella Althaus-Reid

8 Sep 2015

Marcella Althaus-Reid (1952-2009)

Kirsty Ann Mabbott

Marcella Althaus-Reid specialised in liberation, feminist and queer theology and was the first woman professor of theology at New College, University of Edinburgh.

Althaus-Reid believed that ‘...

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My Favourite Theologian: St Teresa of Avila

8 Sep 2015

St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Shanika Ranasinghe

Despite being one of the lesser-known Teresas of the Roman Catholic Church (compared to St Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), St Teresa of Avila was a remarkable woman in her own right...

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My Favourite Theologian: Gustavo Gutiérrez

8 Sep 2015

Gustavo Gutiérrez (1928- )

Revd Chris Howson

Few theologians have shaped the course of history in the way that Gustavo Gutiérrez has. His life of service and dedication to the poor has inspired millions of people, from Venezuelan presidents and lowly...

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Jesus' Community: Part Two

8 Sep 2015

You can find Jesus' Community: Part One here.

Shortly afterwards in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ disciples say to him, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us’ (Mark 9.38). Jesus rebukes them claiming ‘whoever...

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Faith and Feminism

20 May 2015

I am a feminist.  I am also a Christian.  My feminism and Christianity have co-existed in isolation from each other, and if push came to shove I’m not sure which I would more closely identify with – being female or being a Christian.  Last week I had an opportunity to think about them together...

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Church Exchange - Part Two

25 Mar 2015

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father.

John 17:20b-21a

Despite knowing each other for a good year or so, and even living together for a month, we had never made it through the doors of each other’s...

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