Andreas Wagner’s God’s Body, a revision of an earlier German book, is a fascinating and provocative discussion of anthropomorphism, the presentation of God as an embodied person
The Antichrist signals the very real possibility that humanity may be forced to come face to face with what it actually is, with all its ruinous, deceptive and disintegrating desire.
Expansive language presses against the limits of the worst habits of our theological imaginations, especially, for instance, assuming we know what a word like “father” means.
When Nathan Jennings says that liturgy is an “organic analogue of reality,” he means that the connections between the divine life and human life are not arbitrary. He also means that liturgical theology is something more than history (how liturgy developed) or anthropology (how people happen to behave in the liturgy). When we are doing liturgical theology we are encountering the very nature of God.
“Theology always begins already in the middle.” It responds to the revelation of God, and it does so in particular times and places.
Remembering the past, thinking in the present, and imagining the future all interweave.
St. Anselm can only be understood in light of his aim: the joy-filled experience of the beatific vision.
Naming is different from describing. Jesus calls God “Abba,” and he is addressed as “my beloved Son.”