Spring 1994

The Person: Philosophy, Theology, and Receptivity

David L. Schindler

There is no need for me to repeat the main lines of the argument so ably set forth by Fr. Clarke in his own re­sponse to the challenging questions put forward by Professors Long and Blair: regarding receptivity as a per­fection, the freedom of God's act of creation, and the relation of philos­ophy and theology. I may be permit­ted, however, lo take the occasion to add some accents and, in one place at least, to propose what I hope Fr. Clarke himself will regard as a friendly amendment-all of this with the larger intention of bringing into relief some key terms for future discussion between "Thomists" and "Balthasarians."

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