I am Dr. John K. Downey, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, USA.

I have translated Metz’s work and edited essays applying his political theology.  Church groups, students, and colleagues have found his new political theology striking and timely. It goes to the roots of religion and human experience.

I visited Baptist many times in Münster. He was compassionate, insightful, funny–and dangerous. But where does the ordinary person go to engage with him? What do you need to know to understand what he is doing? I hope this site helps visitors answer those questions or at least start them on their journey.

If you have any questions about the site or if there’s anything you’d like to add, please reach out.

John K. Downey