29 May 2015


Paying a visit to Rorate, I was interested to notice that the Master of Benet's, in this University, one Werner Jeanrond, is on the list of participants in the recent Secret Meeting of German, Swiss, and French clerics and savants.

What does one do? One reads a man's biog on Wikipedia and follows up references. But ... Oh dear ... two interesting links there appear to be broken. That's the Internet for you.

The only revealing snippet is that he has some connection with a periodical called Concilium which I have never read.


Bert said...

The journal Concilium = hermeneutic of rupture

Anonymous said...

This is really unpardonable, Father! You missed the opportunity to indulge in the very maginzin receiving the

"Winner of the Herbert Haag Prize 2015 for Freedom in the Church"
(notice the title of the prize! It says already everything, but let's look also at the Laudatio by Jeannine):

"Irreplaceable as a reference to where Catholic theology is at any given moment, Concilium maps the state of the most pressing questions with solid contributions from leading theologians and cutting edge voices. Each volume addresses major issues in dialogue with wider public discourses, regularly engaging perspectives from the religions of the world. For volumes of substance, breadth and insight, Concilium provides a most impressive response to the most important issues in theology today."
Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Fordham University

Anonymous said...

Dear Father, you must be aware that a Catholic would only be tolerated at Oxford if he was, shall we say, theologically flexible, or alternatively, was playing at Revisiting Brideshead. Otherwise he would simply be a figure of derision at North Oxford dinner parties. And those frightfully sophisticated English Benedictines who own Benet's wouldn't want that, would they?

John Vasc said...

Yes, it is always irreplaceably useful, isn't it, to know exactly 'where Catholic theology is at any given moment'.
And of course, by the time the next issue appears, the kind of 'Catholic theology' promoted by many 'Caholic theologians' will inevitably be, errr, somewhere else - and in need of a further theological search party.
Which is all to commercial and academic advantage, as it keeps people writing and reading and subscribing. Otherwise the journal's subscribers might lose interest and their subscriptions might...lapse?
[As you sometimes say, Father, this comment 'may contain irony'.]

Matthew: said...

As to broken links, try https://www.archive.org/. They may very well have a snapshot of the site as it once appeared, even if the site no longer exists.