Thursday, September 18, 2008

Is the Pope the number 1 German theologian?

Cicero Magazine thinks so.

But their list is so off-whack it's almost offensive, so I am not taking it altogether too seriously (they put Anselm Grün on place 11 [!] ahead of Wolfhart Pannenberg and Eberhard Jüngel, on places 21 and 22 respectively!!! Enough to make me cough up my tea)


At 9/18/2008 1:03 AM, Anonymous Kevin Davis said...

The second paragraph says, "The survey is based on the presence in electronic databases of the 36 major German newspapers and magazines. Collected was also how often they were cited on the Internet and in scientific publications."

So, it's a list of the most cited German theologians. Not exactly indicating "the greatest" or "most influential." That's why churchmen like Benedict, Huber, and Lehmann make the top of the list, while academics are down further.

At 9/18/2008 1:12 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Kevin, you are making me look silly. I didn't read down that far! I was thrown by the headline.

At 9/18/2008 9:44 PM, Anonymous Alex Obergaßner said...

Because "WIR SIND PAPST!", we are the greatest german theologians of all time! heavy weigt championshipt ;)
Hi Chris how you`re doin?
Greetings Alex from Tübingen, can you remember, the tall, good looking guy.

At 9/19/2008 4:56 PM, Anonymous David said...

Is there anyone who could know more about GOd than His Representative? I take this information as a mere matter of course. Although the headline is a bit misleading: The point is not whether the Pope is the number 1 German theologian, but whether it's essential for the number 1 theologian to be German.

At 9/19/2008 10:25 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Alex, Man!! GREAT to hear from you!
How did your big date go?
Anja is coming over on the 30th, so really looking forward to that.

Hi David!

"whether it's essential for the number 1 theologian to be German"

Of course it is essential to be German!

At 9/20/2008 1:05 PM, Anonymous steph said...

Well now, Jim would correct you as they must be Swiss. :-) The only thing I've read by a Deutsch pope is a Jesus book and that was dreadful.


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