Matthew J. Franck
Robert P. George
William J. Haun
David T. Koyzis
Robert T. Miller
James R. Rogers
Russell E. Saltzman
Take a look at this version of the program for the recent Catholic Theological Society of America meeting.
Preliminary Program 2010
It’s very funny because so very believable, and sad too, for the same reason.
How many times does the word ‘prophetic’ occur in that document? I lost count.
Very sad. Very boring.
I wish I had a quarter for every ‘prophetic.’ It would be a great help to my “saving up for Christmas” change jar.
Yes, I noticed “prophet” and “prophetic” many times.
I thought the sessions on the “Prophet” Richard Dawkins, transgendered images of breast milk, sexual ambiguity, and the “neglected classic” Malcolm X were intriguing.
Too bad there wasn’t anything on the thoughts of the early church fathers, the attributes of God, how soul and body relate, etc.
Makes me glad that I instead attend the Society for Neuroscience meeting each year.
[...] Yes or No? Firstthings points to a flier for an upcoming conference by the Catholic Theological Society of America. The point being that this is a ridiculous topic [...]
The intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the CTSA is breathtaking. These scholars are blind to their silliness and poverty. Sigh.
I’m surprised that someone could even type up a document with the word “prophetic” in it so many times without noticing how ridiculous it ends up sounding.
To paraphrase the Incredibles: Saying, “Everything is prophetic” is another way of saying, “Nothing is prophetic.”
How about the RC panelist who might have some “doubts” about whether the Quran is inspired revelation?
Prophets come from anywhere, their pronouncements sound like nonsense, their message challenges the establishment and are usually persecuted. Here is a collection of prophets in one place; or, perhaps, just third-rate academics who can’t cut the rigor of serious academic work. What our universities are passing as graduate study makes me ill.
Also see the article on this over on CNS: “Emerging Voices Influence Evolution of 21st Century Theology.” Relativism run roughshod.
“We’re trying here to create a Catholic theology that is no longer a European or Eurocentric Catholic theology,” Father Massingale explained. “The way I put it we’re trying to create a Catholic theology that is truly Catholic, truly universal. And if we’re going to be Catholic, genuinely universal, then inclusion is not something of political correctness. Inclusion is a requirement of our faith.”
Some people have too much time on their hands — and don’t know how to constructively fill it!