Der Entzug der Lehrerlaubnis Roger Haights hat hohe Wellen geschlagen. Auslöser war sein Werk Jesus Symbol of God (hier lesen!)
Hier eine kurze Einschätzung von Robert Schreiter [aus meiner In-box kopierter Teil]:
Roger Haight is well thought of by his theological colleagues. The reception of his christology book has not been without criticism. On the one hand, parts of it are magisterial; they represent the best summation and judgment on current scholarship available. What have been most controversial among his colleagues are two things: his theological understanding of "symbol," and his accommodation to postmodern thinking. Regarding the former, many think his understanding of symbol lacks the ontological depth needed to carry his christology--that, for example, it owes more to the thought of Langdon Gilkey (one of his former teachers) and Tillich than, say, to Rahner. His articulation of the postmodern mindset that he tries to address in his book is complex and well presented.
What has remained controversial among his colleagues is how he has engaged the postmodern mindset. Many feel he was not critical enough of some of its presuppositions.
Auch die "The CatholicTheological Society of America" hat sich zum Fall Haight geäußert:
Given the actions taken against Fr. Haight, we are concerned that the Congregation’s Notification elides the traditional distinction between theology and catechesis in a way that threatens the proper function of both in their service to the Church. We thus express our concern for the ramifications that this action may have for the future of the Catholic theological vocation.Dem stimme ich zu!
Auch hier ist schon etwas über den Fall Haight zusammengetragen worden.