Theologians: Young & Older

A Response to Christopher Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy ["Young Theologians," April 21] has written an intriguing and challenging essay on the state of academic theology and its relation to the church [see also, Correspondence, this issue, page 4]. He thinks the mandatum—formal episcopal approval to teach theology—will not "scare away" potential students of theology, even though it appears to be more an "instrument of...

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Stephen J. Pope is a professor of theology at Boston College. He is the author of Human Evolution and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2007).