""My life is that of a theological worker who tries to tell something of Gods pain and Gods joy... A conversation, in the full sense of the word, comes into being when people share together their hunger for spirit in leaden, spiritless times. The satiated have no need to talk to each other."" --Dorothee Soelle
Dorothee Soelle, who died in 2003, was one of the most creative and prophetic German theologians of the post-war generation whose work was shaped by the memory of war, the Holocaust, and totalitarianism. In her ""political theology,"" which joined a strong mystical dimension with a concern for the challenges of history, she integrated feminism, ecology, a witness for peace, and global solidarity.
Dianne L. Oliver, who selected the text, an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Evansville in Indiana, has published studies of Soelles theology.