Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Women in theology

A congress in Rome explores the role of women in theology 40 years after the Second Vatican Council. I do have to wonder what the latter half of this sentence means. "Its aim was to reflect on women's contribution to theology and to study conciliar documents in the light of woman." In light of woman? Maybe it's a translation thing.

Sandra Mazzolini, an expert in ecclesiology, said that as a theologian she sometimes feels "uncomfortable with biblical studies, which are either very specialized or very trivial," and suggested further study of the nexus between Scripture and Tradition.

Or, maybe, so specialized as to be quite trivial, especially as far as its impact, not just on theological study and reflection, but on the pastoral life of the Church goes.

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