Welcome to The Open Door! This week we’ll discuss matters theological. Our special guest is Prof. Lawrence Feingold. He teaches at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. A prolific author, his most recent book is The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion. Prof. Feingold is also an active member of the Association of Hebrew Catholics. Among the questions we’ll ask him are the following. As always, feel free to suggest others.
- What are some of the challenges and rewards of teaching theology in a Roman Catholic seminary?
- How might we best address the vocation crisis?
- Your focus is on systematic theology. Just what is it?
- What are some key points of convergence between philosophy and theology?
- Who are some of your favorite theologians?
- You are a member of the American Maritain Association. Does the work of Jacques Maritain fit into the creative relation between philosophy and theology?
- Could you explain the work of the Association of Hebrew Catholics?
- I understand you were an artist before studying theology. What role does beauty play in the way you do theology? Should the theology of art and beauty have a place in seminary formation?
- Does theology have a voice in the Public Square? If not, why not?
- Much discussion in the Public Square now centers on race and gender. How might a theologian contribute to that discussion? How might a theologian constructively criticize it?
Host of "The Open Door"
Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes
Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes, Professor of Philosophy and Latin America History. Founder of the Institute for the Study of Personalist Republicanism, is co-host of The Open Door.