Sep 1, 1967
Irish Theological Quarterly
of imminent anihilation, through loss of control over destructive elements, we are forced to make short-time decisions. We cannot count on aeons of time when so many trouble-makers are about. Father Bilaniuk is in court as a theologian and gives approval or rejection as he thinks the case merits. The attribution of a third nature to Christ may be patient of an orthodox interpretation but theology is unsympathetic to the introduction of new terms, especially when they run counter to those forged under stress of life and death struggles. He also finds the mechanical, almost inevitable character of world development rather uncomfortable in the light of God’s free creative action. Nor is he sympathetic to a system which underplays the role of grace. It is a pity to ignore the other contributors but the work raises a multitude of problems each of which will be under the microscope for a decade at least. This symposium will help towards a division of labour and has, in our opinion, considerable merit.