News » Archives » June 2011

The STEP Program: Theology online

June 30, 2011Michael O. Garvey

Satellite Theological Education Program

Thomas C. Cummings teaches theology and likes to quote Karl Rahner’s remark that “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” He also likes to round out the quote by adding that Rahner didn’t consider mysticism some exotic spiritual phenomenon but “a genuine experience of God emerging from the very heart of our existence.”

“That’s what I love about all this,” Cummings said, ready with another quotation, this one from the 11th century theologian, St. Anselm. “It really is ‘faith seeking understanding,’ and it’s having a significant and benevolent influence in the life of the Church and in evangelization throughout the country.” Read More