Wissen und Lomdus: Idealism, Modernity, and History in some Nineteenth-Century Rabbinic and Philosophical responses to the Wissenschaft des Judentums

This article examines the parallel strategies taken by Hermann Cohen (1842–1918) and contemporaries in the Eastern European Lithuanian Talmudic academies to develop modernizing interpretations of Jewish text, tradition, and law.…


Examining the Role of the Reader: A Necessary Task for Catholic Biblical Interpretation

In this article, I enter the discussion over what constitutes Catholic biblical interpretation to argue that in order for biblical interpretation to be “Catholic,” it must integrate hermeneutical approaches that foreground real readers within the context of lived realities.…


Constructed Female Bodies

Female sexual and sexualized bodies are constructed in multiple ways. One construction posits that females are autonomous and self-determining, and advocates for unimpeded choice regarding sexual expression, bodies, and reproduction.


“O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World”

“O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World” Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago In “The Living Flame of Love,” John of the Cross began to use the image of “cautery” to express the paradox of one act that both grievously wounds and radically heals.…


Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968–2016: An Idiosyncratic Theological Memoir

“Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968–2016: An Idiosyncratic Theological Memoir” William L. Portier, University of Dayton, CTS president Looking back at the last five decades of my development as a theologian, I offer an impressionistic look at Catholic theology in the United States.…


C. S. Lewis on Anders Nygren: “He has shaken me up extremely” by Dr Jason Lepojärvi, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford

Many will find it surprising to learn of the connection between C. S. Lewis and Anders Nygren. In his recent book on Lewis, Alister McGrath notes that Lewis “disconnected” himself from modern theological debates.…


The future of the Anglican Communion: Primates, numbers, and other considerations By Daniel Muñoz

The future of the Anglican Communion hung in the air – or rather a whirlwind – of uncertainty, as Anglican Primates from around world met in Lambeth in mid-January 2016.…


Parents Just Don’t Understand: Ambiguity in Stories about the Childhood of Jesus

“Parents Just Don’t Understand: Ambiguity in Stories about the Childhood of Jesus” Chris Frilingos, Michigan State University   This article is about early Christian accounts of the family life of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.…


An Interview with Ian McFarland, the new editor of Scottish Journal of Theology

Find out more about the new editor of Scottish Journal of Theology (SJT)  as he offers advice to authors, discusses where he sees the journal progressing and tells us what the most exciting currents in theology are today.…


Albert Schweitzer and the Jews

In this blogpost, James Carleton Paget discusses his article ‘Albert Schweitzer and the Jews‘, which was published in Harvard Theology Review in July 2014 (107/3).


The authority of God and the meaning of the atonement

The 2014 Religious Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize was recently awarded to two co-winners: Daniel Kodaj, of the Central European University and Ryan W.…


The problem of religious evil

The 2014 Religious Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize was recently awarded to two co-winners: Daniel Kodaj, of the Central European University and Ryan W.…