Volume 7, Number 1 (1970) Special Issue: Theological Dialogue
Theology is a legitimate intellectual discipline, essential to the integrity of a university. Its purpose is the exploration and interpretation of the religious experience of man in whatever forms it might express itself, but especially, here at the University of Dayton, the Judeo-Christian form based on the word of a revealing God. In order to carry out this fundamental task the theological faculty must not only engage directly in exploring the depths of Christian tradition and of the total religious heritage of the world, but must also be in constant dialogue with the entire university community in which she confronts all the rest of modern culture. Such a dialogue enables theology both to enrich itself from the other disciplines and to bring its own insights to bear upon the problems of modern culture.
It is in this light that the Department is grateful for the opportunity this issue of the University of Dayton Review affords. In the past we have not perhaps dialogued as much as we should have. In the world of today this can be fatal. We hope that with this issue we can begin a more fruitful phase of our existence at the University. We in tend it to be a first step in a more active and fruitful dialogue with the rest of the University Community. We invite your response.
—Rev. Matthew Kohmescher, S.M., Chairman, Dept. of Theological Studies
Opinions or Commentaries
Marian Theology and the Continuing Evolution of Human Knowledge
Theodore Koehler S.M.
Martin Luther: On Marian Devotion — Invocation and Intercession
William Cole S.M.
Correlating Methods in the Interpretation of the Old Testament
Kent Harold Richards
Notes on the Minister of the Anointing of the Sick
Richard C. Boulet
Two Brief Works of the Heresiarch Apollinaris of Laodicea
William P. Anderson