Jesuit Father Michael Paul Gallagher who teaches Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical
Gregorian University here in Rome tells Veronica Scarisbrick all about his book by
the title of : "Faith Maps , ten religious explorers", which focuses on ten theologians
from John Henry Newman to Benedict XVI. A programme timed to coincide with the Feast
Day of Blessed John Henry Newman which as announced by the Pope in Birmingham on
the 19th September falls on the 9th October.
"...Newman's approach to faith...without
a preparation of heart your reason won't be working fully ..faith is very ordinary
, we faith all the time..."
"...Benedict XVI ...has drawn on his previous
thought quite substantially since becoming pope ..rarely enough quotes himself .."
Benedict...would have worked with Rahner at the Council ..then Cardinal Ratzinger
would have been much more close to the thought of Balthasar ..." Listen :
The ten religious
explorers in the book are : John Henry Newman, Maurice Blondel , Karl Rahner, Hans
Urs von Balthasar, Bernard Lonergan , Flannery O'Connor, Dorothee Soelle , Charles
Taylor, Pier Angelo Sequeri , Benedict XVI .