BE IT EVER SO HUMDRUM

[Address at the Annual Youth Workers Conference, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, February 24, 1965]   This, by contrast with my first paper this morning, is the light-weight paper of the two, though this one too still tries manfully to conform to the conference theme, “there’s no place like home.” In fact, as I warned you this morning, we …

Even Rome Can Be Home

[Address at the Annual Youth Worker’s Conference Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana February 4, 1965]   If the above title, in addition to it being frivolous, is also misleading – suggesting perhaps a commercial for the Alitalia Airlines or an invitation to Protestants from the Curia – I can only plead that I have tried to adhere, if only …

“Review of Edward Schillebeeckx, Christ the Sacrament of the Encounter With God”

Robert W. Bertram [This review was printed in Journal of Religion 45 (1965): 260-261. Used with permission.] Father Schillebeeckx, whose reputation is already as notable as his name, has previously attracted English readers with his chapter in the Callahan-Obermann-O’Hanlon symposium, Christianity Divided. That chapter, like this book, was on the sacraments, with the consequent risk that this versatile …

Accepting My Role as Acceptor

 Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, In., 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.] ABSTRACT Professional church workers are specifically fingered for the church’s unique role of administering God’s Christ-connect acceptance of the world. Yet, there are barriers to accepting …

A Theology of Acceptance

Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, IN, 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.] ABSTRACT The human personality reveals a core hunger for acceptance, thus making a theology of acceptance like Tillich’s important. Yet, while craving acceptance, human beings are …

Suffering

Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, In., 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.]   The difficulty we just had in getting the tape-recorder functioning for this speech might serve to introduce the subject “Suffering,” for in this electronic age …

Robert Bertram’s Dissertation: The Human Subject as the Object of Theology

BertramDissertation_text (PDF) This is Robert Bertram’s Dissertation.  It is searchable but is much easier to read in the above PDF document.     THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THE HUMAN SUBJECT AS THE OBJECT OF THEOLOGY LUTHER BY WAY OF BARTH A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE DIVINITY SCHOOL IN CANDIDACY FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF …

The Professional Responsibility of the Christian Lawyer

Robert W. Bertram [Presented at the Conference on the Professional Responsibility of the Christian Lawyer, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, April 25, 1964.]   1) In the profession which I represent, some of the biggest names – John Calvin, Martin Luther, Tertullian, St. Paul — have been ex-lawyers (in the cases of Calvin and Luther, at least ex-law students.) …

“Preface” to Theology in the Life of the Church

[in Theology in the Life of the Church, iii-iv. Edited by Robert W. Bertram. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1963.]   The hope of theology lives in this balance: Quod vitam theologiae, id Ecclesiae animat, et Ecclesia, quae ad vitam pertinet, eadem ad theologiam. What is life for theology Is life for the Church, And the Church for life Is …

C.F.W. Walther On Law and Gospel Toward a Revival of Lutheran Hermeneutics

Robert W. Bertram, Paul G. Bretscher, Albert G. Huegli, O.P. Kretzmann, Edward H. Schroeder, John Streitelmeier (The typist was able to distinguish only those items written by Bertram and Schroeder. After each thesis, the writer is indicated.) [Reprint of “The Orthodox Teacher and the Word of God.” The Cresset 25 (March, 1962):.4-18. Reprinted with permission from The Cresset.] …