Sunday, June 11, 2006

Round 1: Group Gregory

Voting in comments is fun, but too laborous for me. Let's see what it works out like with polls! Do keep up the commenting, though, and maybe you want to check out the comments before you vote?

In the first game of today, two of Rome's worst headaches meet face to face!



For the second game we have the two contestants with the names that would give the most points in Scrabble:

7 comments:

Eduardo said...

Could you put a "None of the above" option? I don't think that Zizoulas or Schileebeckx are that important...

byron said...

The father of liberation theology is a must, despite Küng's huge readership.
And since I skipped over Llosky above, Zizoulas has to get a look in here.

As a rough test against fraud, perhaps see how many votes these matches get compared with your unique visitor site traffic, and check that against voting and traffic for earlier matches.

Michael Joseph said...

Schilebeeckx is an immensely important force in Catholic theology, parcticularly due to his trilogy on Jesus and the Church and his emphasis on praxis.

While I appreciate the work of Zizioulas, he just simply has not had the same kind of impact on Orthodoxy as Schillebeeckx has had on Catholicism. What's more, for nearly 20 years, Schillebeeckx has virtually synonomous with Dutch Catholicism! It's a true shame if Schillebeeckx exits the competition here.

Pontificator said...

I have to vote for Zizioulas, even though he has not come close to being as prolific as Schillebeeckx was. One must wonder why Schillebeeckx has become such an forgotten theologian. It's not that he wasn't brilliant and incisive. It is something else. Perhaps that he and Dutch Catholicism virtually became synonymous is precisely the problem.

Stijn said...

Still Schillebeecks should beat Zizioulas. He is the better theologian of the two, and that is what shpuld be decisive: His works on the sacraments (his doctoral dissertation!) and on the church are among the best written on these subjects, and his books on Jesus are still so important when it comes to biblical, theological hermeneutics.

Ben Myers said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus too: Schillebeeckx was one of the century's truly brilliant theologians -- his massive labours in christology are almost unequalled. But presumably Zizioulas will win simply because his books are more recent....

byron said...

The tyranny of the present. I'm a victim...