Saturday, June 10, 2006

Round 1: Group (Pseudo)-Dionysios

See Rules and Instructions.

Jürgen Moltmann vs. James Cone
T. F. Torrance vs. Dorothee Sölle

24 comments:

Patrik said...

Moltmann

Sölle


OK, Moltmann is rather obvious, being the gradfather of all things political in modern theology.

Sölle, because of seeing the connection between mysticism and politics and because she never got to become professor in Germany.

Jason said...

Cone

Soelle

Cone is a sentimental favourite; I also think he's a great theologian, but I suspect he will be lost in a landslide to Moltmann.

Pontificator said...

Moltmann

Torrance

D.W. Congdon said...

Moltmann

Torrance

Torrance is one of the greatest theologians of our time. He deserves much more attention than he has been given.

One of Freedom said...

Moltmann

Soelle

Both by a landslide!!!!

Andy Goodliff said...

Moltmann

Torrance

Jonathan said...

Moltmann

Torrance (one of my favourites)

John P. said...

Moltmann (Cone is essential but i suppose Moltmann is more influential).

Soelle (Soelle has some of the most beautiful writing I have ever read. "The Silent Cry" is one of the most eloquent books I own.

byron said...

Moltmann

T. F. Torrance

No matter Cone's bravery, little chance against Jürgen.
Sölle may well have elegance (Torrance has to be up there for some of the worst theological prose of the 20thC - at least in English - I don't want to go near other languages on this issue), but the Torrance family (and particularly T. F.) are unmissable in the English-speaking world as the primary mediators of Barth. T. F. helped translate the English Dogmatics and Barth virtually designated Tom to carry the flame in his absence (at least in the Anglosphere).

Gaunilo said...

Moltmann (Cone is a better theologian, but can't compete for influence)

Torrance

Michael Joseph said...

Moltmann

Aaron G said...

Cone

Solle

Scott Paeth said...

Moltmann

Soelle

When in doubt, I always go with Moltmann. And if he's the grandfather of political theology, Soelle is the grandmother.

Jess Smith said...

Moltmann
Torrance

dan said...

Moltmann.

Soelle.

Dave Barrie said...

Moltmann

Torrance

Patrik said...

Moltmann is approaching a landslide victory with 14 - 2 so far.

In the other game TOrrence has a minimal lead with 8 - 7. This one is still open!

Ben Myers said...

Moltmann

Torrance

joshua said...

Moltmann

torrance

yeah for post-barthian reformed theologians!

Brian said...

Moltmann

Torrance

Eduardo said...

Moltmann
Torrance

(the choices are rather obvious here)

Stijn said...

Moltmann
Torrance

Patrik said...

Voting Closed

Patrik said...

Final Results:

19 - 2 to Moltmann

13 - 7 To Torrence