Rather than understanding the Catholic intellectual tradition as a body of doctrine that faculty must master in order to participate fully in the telos of the university, we might better describe the tradition itself as a conversation in which the participants are open to the sort of uninhibited process of questioning that leads across disciplinary boundaries with an openness to questions of ultimacy
, a conversation in which all are invited to participate as a leaven for their scholarly lives.
And we must restate that culture loses its depth and inexhaustibility without the ultimacy
of the ultimate.
This "new fact and center for thinking" that is Jesus Christ finds its deepest meaning in the absoluteness and ultimacy
of the God-relationship.
The pitch of the rhetoric is prepared by lumping together different items such as theological ultimacy
, religious uniqueness, and claims to religious superiority.
According to Tillich, therefore, Jesus tells us that no religion can claim ultimacy
even though it is convinced that it is a mediation of the Ultimate.
He strives to engage his readers in the searches that his characters undertake so the questions of meaning and ultimacy
that bedevil his characters will be raised for his readers, as well.
There is little doubt that the transformation of which Paul here speaks is that which is grounded in the ultimacy
of resurrection from death to new life.
Browning examined several of the most popular schools of psychotherapy and demonstrated that each theory assumes unacknowledged, forgotten, and/or dissociated metaphors of ultimacy
which actually make each theory a religio-ethical system replete with an implicit anthropology, values, morals, and derivatively a system of ethics.
His conclusion is that a number of these solutions remained more or less viable, and that the original disagreement (potential versus actual parts) remained unresolved, with the new defenders of potential parts substituting various candidates, noncomposite but m-divisible, in the ultimacy
role played by the substance-organisms of Aristotle.
Idolatry is the elevation of a preliminary concern to ultimacy
It is grounded in belief in the sacredness of the human being in vitality and in frailty, and in the ultimacy
of grace and forgiveness.
Such an affirmation does not deny their present reality, only their ontological ultimacy