Sandro Magister, on his Chiesa website, reports on a conference in Rome that brought together philosophers, theologians, scientists, and artists to discuss the topic: “God Today.” It was sponsored by the Italian Episcopal Conference and was the inspiration of its former President, Cardinal Ruini. Magister provides some excerpts here.
I was particularly struck by the remarks of Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Pariarch of Venice, and one of Italy’s foremost theologians, who critiques a one-sided appeal to kenosis when meditating on and speaking of God:
“It is only in the God who is Logos-Love that meaning is given to the decisive theme of the divine ‘kénosis’ as the way in which God-Truth-Goodness offers himself to men. The kenotic God is not a weak God, but a God who loves, and offers him as such to the liberty of man.”