Financial Contributors Scotch Theologian’s Visiting Fellowship

Once again, a U.S. university has canceled a theologian’s appearance, further curtailing theological discussion. National Catholic Reporter reports that the, “University of San Diego has canceled a visiting fellowship for a British theologian less than two weeks before her scheduled arrival at the university because of pressure from financial contributors, according to a letter from the university’s president.”

NCR quotes Tina Beattie, a professor of Catholic studies at London’s University of Roehampton: “It’s unheard of, certainly in Britain, for a theologian in my position to feel threatened by this kind of action. It’s not about me; it’s about some change in the culture of the Catholic church that we should be very, very concerned about.”

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