The January 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. This edition features an interview with theologian Brian E. Daley, SJ, of Notre Dame University by Christopher A. Beeley of Yale Divinity School. “I see what I do in studying the early Church as part of theology, not just social history, Church history, or intellectual history,” Fr. Daley says.

 “There is a long tradition of reflection on the Christian gospel. I offer it to people in all the churches for their nourishment and continuing reflection. If theology is faith seeking understanding — which is certainly an Augustinian idea — then theology begins in the preaching of the liturgical community, but it also looks carefully at historical, philosophical, and social questions; it aims to enter more deeply into the gospel through them. That makes theology different from history and religious studies, which are important approaches as well. In my life, doing this has been a priority for me.”

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By Christopher A. Beeley


Hanging On with Chalcedon:
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Review by Joseph Mangina

St. Paul and My Brother Peter
By Sarah Marie Gresser

Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ by Patrick Carey
A History of the Popes by John W. O’Malley, SJ
Review by Patrick Hayes

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity by John McGuckin
The Orthodox Christian World edited by Augustine Casiday
Review by Peter Eaton

Calvinism by D.G. Hart
Review by Leander S. Harding

Catholic Voices
The Strange Future of ‘the Ecumenical Movement’
By Robert W. Jenson

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About The Author

I am senior editor of The Living Church. My wife, Monica, and I attend St. Matthew’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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