Andreas R. Batlogg, SJ

A philospher and theologian, from 200-2017 he was on the editorail staff of Stimmen der Zeit,


Traffic lights or Jamaica?[1] Will Angela Merkel still give the next New Year’s speech? These two questions nag at Germans after the general election on September 26, 2021. It remains to be seen whether in the negotiations for the formation of a government coalition the SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei, Social Democratic Party), the Greens (Bündnis 90/Die… Read the full article


Metz is not only a French city on the Moselle River, but also the name of a German theologian who gained worldwide fame: Johann Baptist Metz.[1] His name is associated with powerful key expressions such as “the new political theology,” “theology after Auschwitz,” “compassion,” “open-eyed mysticism,” and memoria passionis. After his death on December 2,… Read the full article


“Rahner is dead, and soon his thought will also be buried.”[1] The first part of the sentence we quote is an observation, the second an error. This drastic judgment was expressed in a letter by Hans Urs von Balthasar to the editor of a magazine on the occasion of the death of the Jesuit theologian… Read the full article


Angela Merkel has received her fourth mandate as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. There was little doubt about the outcome, yet this result was accompanied by new factors. In fact, what emerged from the recent German parliamentary elections is anything but an outright victory: a defeat in terms of votes for the coalition… Read the full article