Doing Justice to Justification

Article by Douglas Harink

Book Review: Christ Present in Faith: Luther’s View of Justification. By Tuomo Mannermaa. Fortress, 158 pp., paperback. One with God: Salvation as Deification and Justification. By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Liturgical Press, 152 pp., $14.95 paperback. The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology. By Mark C. Mattes. Eerdmans, 216 pp., paperback. Justification: What’s at Stake in the …

Fulfillment Theology and the Future of Christian-Jewish Relations

Article by Isaac C. Rottenberg

The book Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era? (edited by Eva Fleischner [KTAV, 1977]) contains an exchange between two theologians — a Roman Catholic and a Russian Orthodox — on the question of “fulfillment theology” and its significance for future Christian-Jewish relations. John T. Pawlikowski, following other Catholic scholars such as Rosemary Radford Ruether and …

God Among the Philosophers

Article by Michael D. Beaty

For much of this century, professional philosophers have either shown little interest in religious beliefs and practices or have attacked the Judeo-Christian tradition, contending that it is intellectually and morally bankrupt. During the past couple of decades, however, philosophy of religion and philosophical theology have experienced a rebirth in the British Isles and North America. …

Israel’s Covenant

Article by Darrell Jodock

O Jerusalem! The Contested Future of the Jewish Covenant, by Marc H. Ellis, Augsburg Fortress, l86pp. $20.00 Marc Ellis is a proponent of Jewish liberation theology. Ellis is a critic of the national theology of Israel, which asserts that post-Holocaust Jews have a right to a homeland in Israel. Because that national theology ignores the …

Luther and Liberation

Article by Frederick Herzog

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth — November 10, 1483 — is still three years off; yet it is not too soon to begin pondering and reconsidering Luther in anticipation of that half-millennium celebration. The Christian Century earlier this year (June 4-11 issue) noted that Communist Party chief Erich Honnecker will officially chair the …