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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 […]

“Sophia perennis”: eternal wisdom

Sophia perennis, “eternal wisdom” is not a religion. It is the platform that gives us access to the experience of our true being. It is the essence of all religions, the experience of reality from which all religions stem and to which all confessions take us. Sophia perennis is the acknowledgement of the salvation message […]

To José María Castillo, theologian

Our friend and admired José María Castillo, On 24 April you published an article in your RELIGIÓN DIGITAL blog in which you commented on our book Después de Dios. Otro modelo es posible [After God. Another model is possible] that (by a simple oversight, we assume) you attributed to Roger Lenaers. In it you use […]

Praying

Praying You, I get close without arriving. Prayer is present in all beings as an impulse towards their source. While I beg, I exile from the one Who is in what is given and I turn away from the one Who lies in what I live in. One knows it will be Sea -it is-, […]

I choose to believe in God

I have no scientific proof that God exists, nor of what there may be after death. By now, when I am into my 80s, my faith is riddled with doubts. I’m bubbling with questions as I face the structural cruelties of the powerful, the suffering of the innocent, the poverty of so many people, natural […]

“God”: the amazing creativity of the Universe

God is the most powerful symbol we have created. Shall we use the God word? It is our choice. Mine is a tentative “yes”. I want God to mean the vast ceaseless creativity of the only universe we know of, ours. What do we gain by using the God word? I suspect a great deal, […]