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Greatest Living Theologians (intentionally inclusive)

We live in an era of spectacular theology. Sometimes lists of these theologians are grouped by type--white male, one specific tradition, one specific style (Liberation). This list seeks to be representative of the diversity in the living theological tradition--global, diverse, ecumenical, alive!

Stanley Hauerwas

In Part Two, "Church and Politics," he deals with the political reality of the church in light of the end, addressing such issues as the divided character of the church, the imperative of Christian unity, and the necessary practice of sacrifice.

Robert Jenson

Robert W. Jenson (born 1930, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is a leading American Lutheran and ecumenical theologian. Jenson studied classics and philosophy at Luther College in the late 1940s, before beginning theological studies at Luther Seminary in 1951.

Elizabeth Johnson (theologian)

This article Discussion of this nomination can be found on the has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality . talk page. (November 2011) Elizabeth A. Johnson (born December 6, 1941) is a Christian feminist theologian. She is a Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York City.

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, the second of the three children of Zacheriah Zililo Tutu and his wife, Aletta, and the only son. Tutu's family moved to Johannesburg when he was twelve. His father was a teacher and his mother was a cleaner and cook at a school for the blind.

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Kenneth E. Bailey

Kenneth E. Bailey

-Presbyterian author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament Studies New Wilmington, PA USA
-Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh
-Research Professor of New Testament at the Ecumenical Institute (Tantur) Jerusalem (Emeritus)

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Sarah Coakley

Sarah Coakley
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Gustavo Gutiérrez

Gustavo Gutiérrez
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Douglas John Hall

Douglas John Hall
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James Cone

James Cone
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John Caputo

John Caputo
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Jon Sobrino

Jon Sobrino
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Greatest Living Tehologians

Greatest Living Tehologians
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Joseph Ratzinger

Joseph Ratzinger
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Robert Barron

Robert Barron
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Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books about spirituality. One of Nouwens' major ongoing themes involved his struggle reconciling his depression with his Christian faith. In Return of the Prodigal Son, for example, Nouwen describes love and forgiveness as unconditional. In that book, he invites the reader to follow him in his personal return to the spiritual fountains, and a parallel meditation on all the characters of the parable, and their rendering by Rembrandt, and the painter's personal life.