Vierteljahresschrift für das Gesamtgebiet der katholischen Theologie
Begründet von Kardinal Leo Scheffczyk • ISSN 0178-1626


Edward Wasilewski:
»Gutenbergian« turning point in theology
(FKTh 2016-2, p. 92–107)

By using the term »Gutenbergian turning point« we basically mean the turnabout owing to Gutenberg, the result of which was the universal access to books and, consequently, knowledge and science. Contemporary theology, by way of analogy, presents the status similar to that of knowledge and science before Gutenberg’s times: designed strictly for elites and available just to a small group of specialist theologians. The question arises whether this status of exclusivity of theology may change. In other words, to what extent and how much this elite theology can become popular. When answering this question, it is worth noting that a new method appeared on the contemporary »theology market«, which is called the graphic presentation method or geometrical method. Its application in broadly understood theology may make theology itself more available to everyone and contribute to its popularization through the kerygma of the Church.

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