So, a liberal reviewer of a liberal theologian discusses liberal bible scholarship and decides that the future of Catholicism (and protestantism, implicitly) is liberalism.What else is new?
Küng uses "justified" in a soft sense: hope in immortality, he says, "does not have cogent rational proofs at its disposal, but it does have attractive reasonable motives." One of those motives, he asserts, is the desire for an ultimate meaning to life, and it can lead (although he does not tell us how) to a "reasonably justified decision" to affirm that eternal life is an available reality.So, wishful thinking is a form of epistemological justification for liberals?Nice.
Patrick -- Thanks for posting this. Given that this was written in 1984, how would you characterize some of the changes that may have taken place with nearly 25 years of JPII and Ratzinger running things?
Hi John,Oh, actually, Steve deserves all the credit for finding this article, not me unfortunately!But, sadly, I don't know enough to answer your question. Maybe someone else can weigh in? Sorry about that, John.patrick