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Title: Mistica, politica e dialogo interreligioso nella teologia di Claude Geffré
Authors: Cortesi, Alessandro
Keywords: Geffré, Claudeinter-religious theology
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Alessandro Cortesi, "Mistica, politica e dialogo interreligioso nella teologia di Claude Geffré", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, VIII (2006) 2, pp. 89-115.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
VIII (2006) 2
In this study the author gives an outline of the theology of the French Dominican theologian
Claude Geffré. In his theological research, which has lasted more than forty years, Geffré has developed
many aspects of the theme of dialogue: dialogue between faith and modern reason, between
faith and human experience, between Christian faith and other religions.
The article investigates the roots of Geffré’s theology, which intends dialogue as an essential issue
of Christian faith. The relationship between Geffré and the Saulchoir school is especially
stressed, particularly with M.-D.Chenu and his conception of the theology of the ‘signs of times’.
Geffré, who began his ‘profession’ as a theologian studying and teaching the works of Aquinas,
departed from the metaphysical tradition in theology and developed a hermeneutical approach.
However, he has always dealt with the question of truth. The hermeneutical theology of Geffré
tends to propose a perspective of dialogue between faith and modern reason and is very sensitive
to the political dimension of faith. In the new cultural context of the pluralism of religions Geffré
has devoted many studies to the question of inter-religious dialogue: he sees in this field the most
important challenge for Christian theology in the future. He proposes to arrive at a form of ‘inter-
religious theology’ and to find a way to overcome the separation between the mystical and the
political dimension in theology through inter-religious dialogue. His research has in view a spirituality
of the ‘truly human’.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2006) VIII/2

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