Spirituality Speaks; Theology Listens: New Beginnings for Respectful Dialog

Joan H. Timmerman

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1988

Issue: Spirituality and Community (Vol. 8, No 1, Winter, 1988)

In this relatively short space I hope to do at least two things: to reflect on the fact and implications of a new relationship between two aspects of the Christian community which have been in tension for some time; and to suggest a further agenda for those who participate in the communal structures of our Christian heritage. In doing so I am making a number of assumptions: that a closer, more dialogic relationship between the thinking and living functions in the community is desirable; that a greater degree of clarity on why the tension exists will be welcome; and that there is some need for a sense of “agenda” to set priorities for our future action.

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