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15. sept. 2014

The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper

Speaking Truth in Love

Edited by Kristin M. Colberg and Robert A. Krieg

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Cardinal Walter Kasper's contributions to theology, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian relations, and the pastoral life of the church have shaped Catholicism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Acknowledging this, Pope Francis has praised Kasper's "profound and serene" theology.

In The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: Speaking Truth in Love, leading theologians from across the United States and Canada explore the full scope of Kasper's thought on topics such as the character of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, Christology, theological method, and the nature of the church-world relationship. Kasper himself presents four previously unpublished texts: on the interpretation of Vatican II, on forgiveness, on Christian hope, and on the approach to theology today.

This volume originated at a conference, at which Kasper was an active participant, in honor of his eightieth birthday. It provides an introduction to Kasper's thought and also an overview of major issues in contemporary Catholic theology.

Kristin M. Colberg is assistant professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. She received her doctorate at the University of Notre Dame and is the author of several articles on the Second Vatican Council that have appeared in journals such as The Heythrop Journal, Horizons, and Missiology. She serves as a member of the Catholic-Reformed dialogue in the United States and has known Cardinal Kasper since 2003.

Robert A. Krieg received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and has taught there since 1977. He is the author of several books, including Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives (Liturgical Press, 2013). Krieg has published articles in America, Comment, Commonweal, The Heythrop Journal, The Irish Theological Quarterly, The Journal of Religious Thought, Theologische Quartalschrift, Theological Studies, and Worship. He has known Cardinal Kasper since 1980.


Udgivet: 2014
Længde: 330 sider
Format: ePub (iPad / Android / Kindle / Mac / Winodws)
ISBN eBog: 978-0-8146-8315-6

Pris: $ 26,99 hos Liturgical Press <her>

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Walter Kasper is a gentle giant within the Catholic community, within ecumenical circles, and within the Catholic-Jewish dialogue. What is unique about this Festschrift is the ordering of the essays, the consistently high standard of the contributions, and the constructive engagement with the work of Kasper over a period of fifty years. This collection reads like a mini-summa of what is best in Catholic theology. We are indebted to the careful work of the editors in putting together this handsome volume.

Dermot A. Lane, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland


The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper is an exceptional volume from a remarkable range of leading scholars. As an introduction to a man who has served the church in so many capacities, this overview offers a unique vista on Catholicism over the span of Kasper's career through his writing in diverse areas of systematic theology. We see the mastery of Kasper through the lens of his scholarly admirers who together make a compelling case for the significance of the cardinal for his church and for its future.

Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Fordham University


For much of the twentieth century Walter Kasper was overshadowed by theological greats such as Rahner, Schillebeeckx, von Balthasar and Lonergan. Now is his time to emerge from the shadows to be revealed as a first class theologian and exemplary churchman. This volume with contributions from leading Christian and Jewish theologians, and recent essays by Kasper himself, reveal the depth of his contribution both to theology and to the life of the Church in the modern age.

Neil Ormerod, Professor of Theology, Australian Catholic University