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Does anyone have any thoughts on this text for the study of systematic theology?

http://www.amazon.com/Systematic-Theolo ... 0800662911


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Are you taking a class or something? Because that doesn't exactly look like light reading.

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Are you taking a class or something? Because that doesn't exactly look like light reading.


Just want a good book that is well grounded in sound Catholic teachings and doctrines. Have you read this text?


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No I'm not familiar with it...my advice is to start with something a little lower, that looks like an academic text I'm not sure you'll get much from it...

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No I'm not familiar with it...my advice is to start with something a little lower, that looks like an academic text I'm not sure you'll get much from it...


I have an extensive background of reading and studying theology. I have an undergraduate degree in Theology, and I was hoping that this would give me additional insight and challenges, furthering my understanding of Church teachings.


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 Post subject: Re: Systematic Theology
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Nevertheless it doesn't look like light reading, it looks like something that would require extensive time and dedication, I've got a Phd in mathematics yet I would be reluctant to pick up a math textbook off the shelf and start reading simply because I know I won't have the time to devote to it.....that doesn't look like something that you can just sit down and read.

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 Post subject: Re: Systematic Theology
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I applied my blurb test: It doesn't matter what the blurbs say, but who wrote them. In this case, the first blurb is from Fr. Richard McBrien, who is not noted for his outspoken adherence to the teachings of the Church, and therefore I wouldn't read the book.

A much better choice would be The Shape of Catholic Theology, by Aidan Nichols.

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Does anyone have any thoughts on this text for the study of systematic theology?

http://www.amazon.com/Systematic-Theolo ... 0800662911

If you want to study theology you won't find it there. :fyi:

What you will find is someone, though affiliated in name with Catholicism, is thoroughly in the academic clime of liberal protestantism. Fiorenza is not a reliable source

But don't trust me on this, just hear what others have to say

"I welcome this second edition of Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives and congratulate the editors for their efforts in bringing it out in a single volume. It is an excellent collection of the writings of some of the best Catholic theologians, and I strongly recommend it." --Richard P. McBrien, University of Notre Dame

Fr. McBrien recommends it. That should be enough not to buy it. If he recommended brushing my teeth I might very well stop...

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Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ExsurgeDomine wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts on this text for the study of systematic theology?

http://www.amazon.com/Systematic-Theolo ... 0800662911

If you want to study theology you won't find it there. :fyi:

What you will find is someone, though affiliated in name with Catholicism, is thoroughly in the academic clime of liberal protestantism. Fiorenza is not a reliable source

But don't trust me on this, just hear what others have to say

"I welcome this second edition of Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives and congratulate the editors for their efforts in bringing it out in a single volume. It is an excellent collection of the writings of some of the best Catholic theologians, and I strongly recommend it." --Richard P. McBrien, University of Notre Dame

Fr. McBrien recommends it. That should be enough not to buy it. If he recommended brushing my teeth I might very well stop...


That's harsh. He is that far apart?

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Yes that is harsh. But it takes some doing to get your book censured by the American bishops. Very few (only one other than I can immediately think) have such an "honor" And his book was condemned back in 1981, when, arguably, the likelihood of such was less than today (though the USCCB had been more "conservative" in the 70's than many bishop conferences).

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Dominic wrote:
Pro Ecclesia Dei wrote:
ExsurgeDomine wrote:
Does anyone have any thoughts on this text for the study of systematic theology?

http://www.amazon.com/Systematic-Theolo ... 0800662911

If you want to study theology you won't find it there. :fyi:

What you will find is someone, though affiliated in name with Catholicism, is thoroughly in the academic clime of liberal protestantism. Fiorenza is not a reliable source

But don't trust me on this, just hear what others have to say

"I welcome this second edition of Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives and congratulate the editors for their efforts in bringing it out in a single volume. It is an excellent collection of the writings of some of the best Catholic theologians, and I strongly recommend it." --Richard P. McBrien, University of Notre Dame

Fr. McBrien recommends it. That should be enough not to buy it. If he recommended brushing my teeth I might very well stop...


That's harsh. He is that far apart?


As an ND grad, let me say that he is probably farther apart than that.

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