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Pope: Women can give more ‘flavor’ to theology

November 25, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: On November 24, Pope Francis received members of the International Theological Commission, an advisory body of theologians led by the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Warning against “backwardism,” the Pope called for “creative fidelity to Tradition,” collegiality, and openness to other disciplines. Women can make theology “more profound and more ‘flavorful,’” he added.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 25, 2022 7:25 AM ET USA

    "Flavorful": another appeal to emotionalism. Sometimes theology is defined as the "science of God", meaning systematic study of God. If this definition is accurate, then theology is based on reason, not emotion. "I feel good." "I feel angry." "I feel in love." These sentiments are opinions based on emotion. Rationalizations to justify opinions are no service to theology, but instead politicize it. How much longer must we endure the now endless onslaught of opinion and politicization in theology?