We fortunately had many personal "ecumenical" contacts, largely, though not only, from all the research and interviewing we had done in Europe, so we were able to put together an impressive board of Associate Editors, including many who were then famous from participation in, or engagement with, Vatican Council II: Hans KUng, Kristen Skydsgaard, Alexander Schmemann, George Lindbeck, Robert McAfee Brown, Gregory Baum, Nikos Nissiotis, Gerard Sloyan, Franklin Littell, Markus Barth, Albert Outler
, and Bernard Cooke, among others.
, the Methodist observer at Vatican II, summed up the council for NCR under the Dec.
, Stanley Hauerwaus, and other Methodist scholars have drawn attention to these topics in the past.
Are we to conclude that he believed in the separation of church and state, as Albert Outler
He has received a lot of inspiration from books about Wesleyan theology, in which he majored, especially books by Albert Outler
, who was a professor at Perkins School of Theology while he was a student there and whom Benson calls "my patron saint.
Dr Patterson was awarded the Albert Outler
prize by the American Society of Church History for this book.
of Perkins Seminary at Southern Methodist University, attended all sessions of the Second Vatican Council.
, perhaps the leading Methodist thinker at that time, was a Protestant observer at the meetings of the council during the same years that he was providing some of the leadership that resulted in the union of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren to form the United Methodist Church.
The ad hominem arguments against Wesley--calling him a liar (76) whose recollections cannot be trusted (96) but are pretending and misleading (76, 77)--coupled with the author's disavowal of the scholarship of three of the foremost scholars of Wesley, namely, Frank Baker, Albert Outler
, and Richard Heitzenrater (114), do little to strengthen the credibility of the conclusions.
Hwang and Hendrik Kramer), liberation theology (in Dorothy Day), racial justice (in the writings of Joseph Oldham), and the ideal of nurturing an "evangelical catholicism" (in Albert Outler
and Nathan Soderblom) are identified.
, a Methodist observer at the council, who called Vatican II "perhaps the most important, obvious intervention of the Holy Spirit in the whole history of Christianity.