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Church as a Politics of Friendship

The Trinity, Andrei Rublev

This thesis studies how two contemporary theologians – the German reformed systematic theologian Jürgen Moltmann and the American catholic moral theologian Paul Wadell – relate and contribute to the broad Christian tradition of friendship when it comes to friendship theology in general and friendship and church in particular.

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Kroborgs Slott

Anton Johnsson samtalar med Arne Rasmusson om Bibeln, bibelbruk, församlingspraktiker, om hans tid som församlingsplanterare med mera.

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Hur man vinner en teologisk diskussion

Do not contradict the Bible. Do not interfere with the liturgy. Do not threaten the means of salvation.

William C Placher kommer med en tes om hur man vann teologiska debatter på 200 och 300-talet. Jag tror att de kriterier han menade var verksamma kan lära oss något i dagens teologiska diskussioner.

What is the difference between a hero and a saint?

A hero fears failure, flees mistakes, and knows no repentance: the saint knows that light only comes through cracks, that beauty is as much (if not more) about restoration as about creation.

The hero's story is always about the hero. The saint is always at the periphery of a story that is really about God.

Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen, The Distinctive Identity of the Church

 The task that lies before the church in the Western world is to recapture a profound understanding of its own distinctive identity ... Mission must determine the life of the church in the world.

Can there ever be a ‘just war?’

Here is, in my opinion, one of the best and clearest summaries of the issues of crusade, just war and pacifism: Samuel Wells Can there ever be a ‘just war?’ from St Martin-in-the-Fields Autumn Lecture Series 2014, ‘Living Without Enemies: Christian Responses to War and Violence’.

Jesus loves us so much that he goes to the cross even if there’s no certainty of resurrection. Jesus isn’t just keeping his side of the bargain. Jesus is loving even if not.

Memory and Reconciliation

To remember well is to remember as a human being and a community that does not have the desire to take revenge but for reconciliation.

This thesis asks questions about memory and reconciliation. The aim of the thesis has been to analyze - based Misoslav Volf's och Jonathan Tran's theologies of memory - how one from a Christian perspective remembers well.

William Cavanaugh, Theopolitical Imagination

Is a theologically informed vision of politics, a vision that can help the church to break out of its captivity to myths of modernity, possible? The Catholic and Radical Orthodoxy theologian William Cavanaugh believes so.

John Milbank, Theology and Social Theory

Even if not quite an Barthian bombshell, John Milbank’s Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason did really chock its audience when it first appeared more than one and half decade ago.

Jacques Ellul, 6 januari 1912 - 19 maj 1994

Jacques Ellul

"Det största problemet för en kristen idag är inte att veta hur han ska handla. ... Det som betyder något är att leva, inte handla."

Som vanligt när Stanley Hauerwas är i farten säger han något provokativt -- och något insiktsfullt. Här är ett utdrag om varför evangelikala församlingar håller på att dö ur en intervju.

World War II, the battle of the Somme, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Många kan tycka det var märkligt att tyska kristna, även motståndare till den nazistiska regimen, var lojala patrioter i relation till den aggressiva tyska utrikespolitiken.  Men om man läser nedanstående text från 1929 av Bonhoeffer blir det inte så märkligt.