Labor Room or Morgue? The Power and Limits of Pluralism and Christology

Patrick R. Keifert

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1985

Issue: Ministry in Emerging Contexts (Vol. 5, No 1, Winter, 1985)

Professor Wilson is right, “Christological reflection is crossing a threshold...entering an unfamiliar room.” My response focuses his point by posing a question and proposing an answer. Is this new room a labor room or a morgue? Will christological reflection in this room labor and give birth to a new and vibrant orthodoxy and orthopraxis? Or will it die shy and embarrassed for lack of moral and spiritual fortitude, or intellectual and practical wisdom? The answer to the question of morgue or labor room lies in marking the powers and limits of christology and pluralism.

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