Friday, November 22, 2013

Michael Voris is Just Wrong...

First, to equate Schillebeeckx to Balthasar is pure comedy.

Second, I am surprised he didn't mention Rahner or Kung as well. He fails to understand the Concilium vs. Communio divide post-Council. Wojtyła, Ratzinger, Balthasar, Giussani, and others in the Communio camp battled these folks in the Concilium camp and won.

Third, to throw Phenomenology under the bus as he did but then dodge the facts that both St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and Blessed (soon-to-be St.) JPII were world-class phenomenolgists. Notice how he fails to engage their thought. JPII's thought, his life work/his corpus, shows how Thomism and Phenemeology complement each other. The leading Thomists today are doing good work in that regard.

Fourth, Karl Barth was one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 20th Century and really of all time. To discount his thought as he does without even seriously engaging it (as Balthasar did) shows how clueless Voris is.

Fifth, mark my words - Michael Voris is going to get spanked liked Christopher West but I doubt he will listen. He appears to be quite arrogant who isn't as smart as he thinks he is. He lacks the humility that West did by taking a leave of absence to learn about what folks much smarter than he is was telling him. Micheal Voris has a S.T.B., which is ONLY an undergraduate degree in theology. He knows just enough to sound smart but in reality he is really, really shallow to those who really know the topics on which he is pontificating about.

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