Friday, June 30, 2006

[FUN] What we have been all waiting for...

Moltmann vs. Ratzinger

This is the big one folks. The crowd is immense today as these giants take to the field. Moltmann has come out swinging and Ratzinger has thrown down his miter to engage in theological hand-to-hand combat.

I really think this is no contest if you weigh both on the merits of their theological contributions, but being made Pope does tend to grant a degree of celebrity to a person.

Just to get you all caught up:

von Balthasar decimated Lubac.
Pannennberg destroyed Frei.

Brackets can be seen here.

2 comments:

byron said...

I might have missed something, but it seems to me that the basic trend in the round of 16 was for German-speakers to defeat English speakers. The only exception was Jenson beating Tillich (just) - but even then, Tillich became a US citizen late in life.

Scott Paeth said...

Yeah, but he NEVER spoke recognizable English!