Who should Christians vote for? Theologian Miroslav Volf makes a surprising case for one candidate | Religion News Service

A prominent theologian at Yale Divinity School thinks one candidate is more Christian than the other. His answer may surprise you.

Source: Who should Christians vote for? Theologian Miroslav Volf makes a surprising case for one candidate | Religion News Service

‘…we could say that Jesus Christ is the only Christian candidate’

Miroslav Volf, Allah – The Pneuma Review

Source: Miroslav Volf: Allah : The Pneuma Review

Here is an excellent review of Miroslav Volf’s book Allah. A Christian Response, by Pentecostal theologian Amos Young.

Miroslav Volf – In Light of the Paris Attacks, is it Time to Eradicate Religion?

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Paris is where a long trail of blood and tears, meandering through the centuries and from continent to continent, has now stopped — for a brief while.

The Islamic State has taken the responsibility for the 129 dead and more than 350 injured, almost 100 of them seriously. In Paris as in many other places, the hands that pulled the triggers of Kalashnikov rifles and pulled the fuses of bombs to kill the innocent people belonged to men and women in whose hearts burned the fires of religious zeal.

Religion, it would seem, breeds violence. Far from being great, God might be thought terrible.

In a globalized world, the terror of God’s crazy-eyed followers is threatening lives, peace and prosperity of everyone on the planet. We are tempted to conclude: The sooner that humanity either eradicates or quarantines off religion, the better our world will be. This conclusion would be too hasty, however. Continue reading “Miroslav Volf – In Light of the Paris Attacks, is it Time to Eradicate Religion?”

Theology of Joy: Jurgen Moltmann and Miroslav Volf

One day after the first Yale Center for Faith & Culture Theology of Joy consultation in Tübingen (funded by the John Templeton Foundation), Miroslav Volf engages his Doktorvater, Jürgen Moltmann, on some of the most fundamental questions of Moltmann’s work. Where does joy come from? Whence hope? Who is God?

Thanks to Manu Rusu for the idea.

Theologian: Religious extremists like ISIS carve a bloody path through history – On Faith & Culture

Theologian: Religious extremists like ISIS carve a bloody path through history – On Faith & Culture.

This is a MUST READ interview with Yale theologian Miroslav Volf on religious violence in our world today.

Theology of Joy: Jürgen Moltmann & Miroslav Volf

One day after the first Yale Center for Faith & Culture Theology of Joy consultation in Tübingen (funded by the John Templeton Foundation), Miroslav Volf engages his Doktorvater, Jürgen Moltmann, on some of the most fundamental questions of Moltmann’s work. Where does joy come from? Whence hope? Who is God?

Theology of Joy: N. T. Wright with Miroslav Volf

N.T. Wright and Miroslav Volf discuss the theological subject of joy, following the first Yale Center for Faith and Culture Theology of Joy consultation in Tübingen, Germany (June 26, 2014).

Miroslav Volf despre crestinism si islam

Iata aici, pentru uzul celor sinceri, al celor sincer inselati, al naivilor si al paranoicilor.

Lansarea cartii lui Miroslav Volf, Excludere si imbratisare

Prezentarea facuta de Miroslav Volf la lansarea cartii Excludere si imbratisare, la Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei.

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Miroslav Volf – A Public Faith – Citate si note de lectura – Update

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Deoarece discutiile neelegante, ba chiar violente si, mai ales lipsite de consistenta, din jurul vizitei lui Miroslav Volf in Romania, continua, am decis sa impartasesc pe blog o serie de citate si comentarii personale pe urma lecturii ultimei carti a lui Volf, A Public Faith. How Followers of Jesus Should Serve the Common Good.  Asta pentru a trece, macar cu cei cu adevarat interesati si cinstiti, de la discutii generale, bazate pe opinii si suspiciuni mai mult sau mai putin fondate, si etichetari ieftine si superficiale, la un dialog de idei.

Nu-mi fac iluzii ca cei care au pornit acest razboi fratricid, cu cele mai bune intentii, desigur, isi vor bate capul sa citeasca cartea si sa interactioneze onest cu ideile formulate de autor. In definitiv, ei au lucruri mai bune de facut. Precum asasinarea ‘crestina’ a caracterelor celor care indraznesc sa gindeasca altfel decit ei (eram sa scriu ‘domniile lor’, dar tastatura pur si simplu a refuzat; stie ea ce stie). Continue reading “Miroslav Volf – A Public Faith – Citate si note de lectura – Update”

11-13 iunie 2014 – Prelegerile anuale ITP

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Voi reveni curind cu detalii.

Miroslav Volf Interview – with John Cleary from ABC

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ABC Interview with Miroslav Volf

Miroslav Volf is Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University, and Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

Miroslav Volf – Doctor Honoris Causa in Osijek, Croatia

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Last week I had the privilege of participating in Osijek, Croatia, in a ceremony organised by the Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF), in which Professor Miroslav Volf, from Yale University, received the title of Doctor honoris causa. ETF is Volf’s alma mater and the place where he began his career as a professor of theology. Miroslav Volf is probably the most prominent Protestant theologian born in Eastern Europe. Continue reading “Miroslav Volf – Doctor Honoris Causa in Osijek, Croatia”

Christopher Hitchens – intre dispret si gratitudine

Christopher Hitchens a plecat la cele vesnice exact acum doua saptamini. Moartea acestui cunoscut ateu (sau mai degraba, ‘antiteist’, asa cum ii placea sa se descrie) a stirnit patimi, asa cum s-a intimplat si in timpul vietii lui. Cei care ii cunosc cariera controvesata nu se vor fi mirat deloc.

Este interesant de observat relatia stranie pe care Christopher a avut-o cu fratele lui, Peter, un credincios anajat, cu care a avut si citeva dispute publice. In ciuda unor tensiuni mai vechi, cei doi s-au reconciliat si relatia lor a fost una decenta pina la sfirsit.

Sincer sa fiu, nu am avut niciodata un interes prea mare pentru persoana lui, desi stiam, in general, despre disputele lui cu diversi promotori ai teismului. Odata sau de doua ori am urmarit insa un interviu cu el (cred ca mai demult am si pus un clip cu el pe blog) si trebuie sa va marturisesc faptul ca in general mi-a placut autenticitatea, inteligenta stralucita si aplombul lui, chiar daca uneori rostea cu seninatate adevarate enormitati. Mai mult, l-am gasit adesea mult mai interesant si mai amuzant decit aparatorii neinspirati ai propriei mele credinte. Continue reading “Christopher Hitchens – intre dispret si gratitudine”

Faith & Globalisation

From 09:00 – 10:30AM (EST) on Friday 2 December, Tony Blair and Senator John Kerry will join Professor Miroslav Volf and the students of Yale University’s Faith & Globalisation class to discuss the role of religion in liberal democracy.

Don’t worry if you can’t join them in person, you can tune in to this very special event online.

Watch it live here: Continue reading “Faith & Globalisation”

Miroslav Volf – A Public Faith

A video presentation about his new book.

This is part I. See below the other parts.

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Forgiveness: A Brief on its Assumptions | Jesus Creed

Forgiveness: A Brief on its Assumptions | Jesus Creed.

Scot McKnight has just published on his blog a short post (see the link above) that brings to our attention an elaborated article published by Wilfred M. McClay in First Things on ‘The Moral Economy of Guilt‘.

In spite of the uninspiring style of the author, the article is worth reading and it has stirred up already some interesting discussions on the site of the journal and on McKnight’s blog.

Here is also the comment that I have left there: Continue reading “Forgiveness: A Brief on its Assumptions | Jesus Creed”

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? An interview with Miroslav Volf


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A few years ago, a Southern Baptist leader said he could not pray with Jews because they worshiped a different God. The response of most Christians was one of disbelief: Who was Jesus worshiping if not the God of the Jews?

The question becomes thornier in relation to Muslims, who are adamant that God is one, while Christians are adamant that God is one in three—to note just one remarkable difference between the two faiths. But are these differences as stark as they seem at first blush? Some theologians think they are even starker, and have argued such in Christianity Today’s pages. Continue reading “Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? An interview with Miroslav Volf”

Renewing the Evangelical Mission

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston organises on 13-15 October 2009 the conference entitled Renewing the Evangelical Mission, in honour of Dr. David F. Wells, former Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology and current Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Among the main speakers at this conference will be Os Guinness, J.I. Packer, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Horton, Miroslav Volf and Cornelius Plantinga.

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McCain si Obama la Saddleback

Într-un mesaj trimis trimis în 22 iulie din San Paolo, Brazilia, către membrii bisericii sale, Saddleback Valley Church, pastorul Rick Warren, cunoscut autor al cărţii Purpose Driven Life (tradusă în româneşte sun titlul Viaţa condusă de scopuri) îşi anunţa congregaţia cu privire la faptul că sâmbătă 16 august, în cadrul Forumului Civic organizat cu regularitate de această biserică, va avea loc o întâlnire cu principalii candidaţi la preşedinţia Statelor Unite, senatorii John McCain şi Barack Obama. Continue reading “McCain si Obama la Saddleback”