Saturday, June 10, 2006

Round 1: Group Ephrem

See Rules and Instructions.

Hans Urs von Balthasar vs. Yves Congar

Leonardo Boff vs. David Tracy

24 comments:

Patrik said...

Balthasar

Boff

Jason said...

von Balthasar

Boff

andy gr said...

von Balthasar

Tracy

Pontificator said...

von Balthasar

Boff

TJ said...

Tracy

D.W. Congdon said...

Balthasar

Tracy

One of Freedom said...

Balthasar

Boff

Andy Goodliff said...

von Balthasar

Boff

John P. said...

Balthasar

Tracy

byron said...

von Balthasar

This could be our first 'love' game - will Congar get a single vote? Again, I'm not familiar enough with either party in the second game to make a call.

Gaunilo said...

HUvB (I'm sorely tempted, Byron, to give Congar the vote, just for kicks and on the strength of I Believe in the Holy Spirit, but voting against Balthasar would be like, I don't know, leaving Barth out of a poll on greatest C20 theologians)*

Tracy

*:-)

Michael Joseph said...

Balthasar (Congar deserved a better chance with another group!)

Tracy--Tracy is tops in his field when it comes to hermeneutics and method in Catholic theology; Boff lives in the shadow of Gutierrez and Sobrino!

Aaron G said...

?

Tracy


Having Boff and Tracy pitted against each other in Round 1 is not fair! I would have loved to vote for both. Oh well...I agree with mjdeem's comments about Tracy.

dan said...

von Balthasar.

Boff.

Dave Barrie said...

Congar

Tracy

Patrik said...

Half time standings:

12 - 1 to von Balthasar

and

6 - 8 To Tracy


It seems Congars massive pneumatology is no match for von Balthasar's comments on Speyr's visions(?). It is interesting that von Balthasar is so popular in the English speaking world. It is my impression that his leaving the jesuits significantly diminshed is position in Europe...

Ben Myers said...

Balthasar (who could possibly have competed with him?)

Tracy

Shane Clifton said...

Congar

Boff

joshua said...

von Balthasar
although you are on to something patrik about his popularity in the English speaking world vs. German. leaving the jesuits was a much bigger deal (especially for a writer who so values obedience to authority) than is recognized. this was the reason he wasn't at vatican ii. and ben, rahner can compete with him on any given pitch.

tough second one. i'll go with boff

Brian said...

Balthasar

Boff

Eduardo said...

von Balthasar -- his recovering of aesthetics in theology is simply amazing.

on the other game, I call a draw; I'm not fond of neither Boff nor Tracy.

Stijn said...

Congar

Tracy

Patrik said...

Voting closed.

Patrik said...

Final Results:

16 - 3 to von Balthasar

9 - 10 to Tracy