I’m probably a few days off, but about a year ago from today, theologian Stan Grenz quietly passed away. Grenz was very influential on many young theologians (including myself) who were trying to make sense of theology in a postmodern context. He put into words what many of us felt. He provided categories, the very building blocks we have been using to form theology in today’s context. While I’m not particularly interested in posting here on religious topics, I will include them when I’ve published something along those lines. That’s the case here.
The Princeton Theology Review has been accepting papers over the past few months related to Stan Grenz and his influence on the world of theology. I submitted my own paper yesterday.
As a little teaser, I thought that I would share my introduction paragraph to give an idea of where I took this paper. I’ll try to post a link to the issue with these papers when it is released. It should be a great read. Here’s a peek at my article:
Among the many mourners of Stanley Grenz’s passing was a large, faceless group who rarely, if ever appeared in the news headlines. Most did not attend the funeral, take a class with him, or even meet him. Their names, if you can find them, are not recognizable to many in the theological community and carry little authoritative weight when cited. And yet this faceless group that operates under the radar was profoundly impacted by the work of Stanley Grenz and carries on his legacy in a subtle, yet very real manner. This group is the online community of Christian bloggers.