Thursday, March 12, 2015

What if you had a conference and nobody cared?

Vatican event tackles tough question of women's role in church

White knights shielding a delusional woman:
The moment of female Islamic theologians has come, they are an antidote to extremists

Is she a recognized Muslim "theologian"? No, a Catholic one, teaching in Rome, not in Iran or in the Middle East:
"A theologian and professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Shahrzad Houshmand Zadeh studied Islamic theology in Qom and Teheran. In Italy she gained a degree in Catholic Theology from the Faculty of Theology in Reggio Calabria (South Italy). The mother of three has always been engaged in the field of Islamic-Christian dialogue. She is co-founder and president of an association called “Donne per la dignità” (“Women for dignity”) and has worked with Rome’s Inter-confessional Center for Peace (CIPAX) since 2005."

Just a fluff piece trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Vatican Insider loses respectability as any sort of outlet of critical journalism.

A Few More on Fr. Matthew

“We had the one, and we lost him”: Fr. Matthew Baker’s Significance in Orthodoxy

Naturally Human, Supernaturally God: Deification in Pre-Conciliar Catholicism

Fortress Press
"Naturally Human, Supernaturally God seeks to open a small window upon an interesting case of theological convergence between three of the most important theologians of the pre-Conciliar period of Catholic theology, Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P., Karl Rahner S.J., and Henri de Lubac S.J.,..."

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Lecture by Dr. Marcus Plested

First time I've come across this: The Dumb Ox and the Orthodox: A review of Orthodox Readings of Aquinas by Andrew Louth

Fr. Matthew would have been keen to follow any developments in the dialogue between Byzantine theology and Thomism...