"Without Ceasing to Be a Christian"
Since his death in 2010, there has been continuing and growing interest in the life, vision, and thought of the late Spanish-Indian mystical theologian Raimon Panikkar. This volume offers a descriptive and critical assessment of Panikkar's life and extensive writings...
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Since his death in 2010, there has been continuing and growing interest in the life, vision, and thought of the late Spanish-Indian mystical theologian Raimon Panikkar. This volume offers a descriptive and critical assessment of Panikkar's life and extensive writings about Christ. The chapters by Erik Ranstrom describe the intellectual and ecclesial development of Panikkar amidst his vast corpus, offering a sympathetic but not uncritical evaluation of his legacy and influence. Ranstrom retrieves Panikkar's early Christology as a key to overcoming various impasses in the theology of religions today. Robinson's chapters introduce an ecumenical and Protestant perspective, including Panikkar's reception in Protestant circles. Robinson also compares and contrasts Panikkar with a range of Indian theologians, both Catholic and Protestant, writing in India during Panikkar's time there and suggests the possibilities of mutual enrichment. The authors' intention is to provide an accessible journey into the fascinating and intimidating world of Panikkar's thought. The conclusion features an ecumenical dialogue between Ranstrom and Robinson, as both scholars seek to further understand and learn from each other's perspectives on this pioneer of interreligious spirituality and theology.
Mark Granquist is associate professor of church history at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he taught at St. Olaf College (1992-2000) and Gustavus Adolphus College (2000-2007). Among other books, he is the author, with Maria Erling, of The Augustana Story: Shaping Lutheran Identity in North America (Fortress Press, 2008).
After graduating from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism, Bob Robinson's newspaper career took him to the Eugene Register-Guard, the Salem Capital Journal, and finally The Oregonian, where he retired after nearly forty years. Robinson's awards include Oregon Sports Writer of the Year following his coverage of the 1977 NBA Finals.