When we don't choose our friends: Friendship as a theological category

Michelle A. Gonzalez

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This article focuses on the implications of Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel's theological category of friendship for U.S. minority theologies today. The emphasis is on the significance of relationship and community for theological anthropology. The author explores the implications of friendship as defined by Moltmann-Wendel for collaborative work among minority theologians in the United States. The article concludes with the possibility of professional friendship as a collaborative model for U.S. minority theologians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalTheology Today
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • community
  • friendship
  • Latino/a theology
  • relationship
  • theological anthropology
  • U.S. minority theologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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