Church needs theologians who grapple with modern world, pope says

(National Catholic Reporter. Cindy Wooden).

Because faith in God is not abstract but impacts the way people live and interact with others, theologians must engage with experts in other fields of knowledge as they investigate and explain the Christian faith, Pope Francis wrote.

“Theologians, are like the scouting party sent by Joshua to explore the land of Canaan” in the Book of Numbers; “they are charged with finding the right paths toward the inculturation of the faith,” Francis wrote in a message he handed to members of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology May 10.

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