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Can we still call “God” to what inspired Jesus?

Extended text of my intervention at the International Online Consultation For a bioecocentric humanism: What can we, the followers of Jesus, contribute? (June 5, 2022). What can we, the followers of Jesus, contribute to bioecocentric humanism? Not a surplus of values, nor an exclusive foundation, but the inspiration of Jesus, the inspiration that moved him […]

What God, what Jesus, what Christianity?

Text of my intervention at the (telematic) I International Congress “Beyond Religions”, organised by GABRIELLI EDITORI in collaboration with ADISTA (April 2, 2022). I propose 10 points for reflection that I consider fundamental in these times of transition towards a non-theistic, post-theistic or transtheistic philosophy, theology and spirituality. This last term, “transtheistic”, is the one […]

Notes for a non-theist “theology”

Non-theism (post-theism?, transtheism?…) does not imply negating God, but a given “theist” image of God as Supreme Being, Subject as opposed to other subjects, who rules the world and intervenes in it as an extrinsic cause. All images of God depend on a given culture and cosmovision. They are valuable and poor human constructs, always […]

Autumn

           Rafa Redondo writes: My dear friends, It has been a while since my last newsletter. The existence of each and every one of us has changed somewhat. After nearly two years, I find myself in the body of an 80-year-old man in a delicate state of health that is affecting my capacity to receive […]

I don’t want to be a dualist

The article “Yo quiero ser dualista” (I want to be a dualist) recently posted by Carlos F. Barberá on the ATRIO website (www.atrio.org) takes me somewhat by surprise and leads me to certain reflections, which I will set out calmly and simply. 1. The first thing I find perplexing has to do with the title. […]

Theologian Bishop JOHN SHELBY SPONG died

June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021. Thank you, Brother John Shelby Spong! for your free, innovative, inspiring, prophetic theology!   There are few theological giants who shape the way that entire generations relate to their sacred texts. Bishop John Shelby Spong, through his intelligence, kindness, and love of scripture, did just that. Bishop Spong […]

WHICH ATHEISM AND WHICH GOD? On the debate between Albert Chillon and Jesús Martínez Gordo

Jesus, my friend, here you have a couple of new (or old, but, in any case, friendly) notes that your counter-reply suggests to me. 1.- You state that your reasoning is due to the fact that your interlocutor, Albert Chillon, was a hard atheist who did not accept the existence of the “Inexpressible ” or […]

NEITHER PHILOSOPHICAL DEISM NOR “JESU-CHRISTIAN THEISM” Endnotes to some pages by Jesús Martínez-Gordo

Let these reflections be accompanied by the appreciation and affection I have for Jesús Martínez-Gordo, a brilliant, fiery lecturer, and esteemed teaching colleague during my good old days at the Faculty of Theology in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country). These are endnotes to the recent “PLIEGO” (monographic booklet) published in VIDA NUEVA and subsequently posted on ATRIO […]

Ten theological points beyond theism

For quite a few people, the title “After God” may cause deep dismay, or worse. But let’s take a look at the subheading: “Another model is possible”, which refers to the “God model”. Not God as a foundational Reality, but “God” as an interpretative model, as a theoretical framework for understanding reality. Unlike fashion, models […]

PRAYER TO GOD AND GOD’S PRAYER. With regard to a book by Hans Küng

The publication of a small volume by Hans Küng entitled La oración y el problema de Dios[1] [Prayer and the Problem of God] on the www.atrio.org portal as part of the debate on “No-theism and Faith in God” has prompted me to reread it and put forward some reflections on it. Thirty years have passed […]