Religion: Guilty of Reason

For at least a century, German and Germanic theologians have dominated Protestant thought. In the current generation, the two acknowledged theological stars are Tübingen's Jürgen Moltmann and Munich's Wolfhart Pannenberg. Moltmann, of Theology of Hope fame, has been the better known and the more popular, especially among Protestant social reformers. Pannenberg is still largely unknown outside the tight little world of religious scholars. But, says John Cobb of California's School of Theology at Claremont, he "is fairly widely recognized to have published more substantive work in theology in the past decade" than...

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