Mystical tours, papal accountabilty, Heft

MISSING MYSTICS

Absent from Luke Timothy Johnson’s account of mysticism (“Dry Bones,” February 26) are the insights of numerous pre–Vatican II theologians who retrieved the forgotten and ignored reflections of the early church fathers. The theology of Vatican II, which apparently to Johnson’s chagrin did turn Catholics toward the world, is also absent from his article. Nowhere does he mention...

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