Monthly Archives: November 2013

Eucatastrophe as Deus ex Fabula

Originally posted on The Flame Imperishable:
In a passage developing his thesis that the God of the Bible is principally identified not as an abstract ontological principle standing “behind” the narrative events of redemptive history, but precisely by and within those narrative…

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Elder Sophrony on the Jesus Prayer

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Denys Turner on God and gods

I linked to this interview six months ago, but given recent articles and given that many of EO’s present readers may not have seen it, I thought it would be appropriate to re-post it. Turner is a thoughtful philosopher, well … Continue reading

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“What words can adequately describe God’s gifts?”

What words can adequately describe God’s gifts? They are so numerous that they defy enumeration. They are so great that any one of them demands our total gratitude in response. Yet even though we cannot speak of it worthily, there … Continue reading

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“To speak of ‘God’ properly is to speak of the one infinite ground of all that is”

To speak of “God” properly … is to speak of the one infinite ground of all that is: eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, uncreated, uncaused, perfectly transcendent of all things and for that very reason absolutely immanent to all things. God … Continue reading

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Being, Beyond Being, or Oz the Great and Terrible?

Philosopher Dale Tuggy and religion professor James McGrath have been engaged in a pleasant debate on the nature of God. It began with McGrath’s invocation of Paul Tillich: God is not a being but Being. I have not read Tillich … Continue reading

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The Mystery of One

“Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One” (Dt 6:4). The confession of the one God is the great gift of Israel to the world—a gift not of philosophical speculation but of divine revelation. Shema Yisrael Adonai … Continue reading

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The Theology of Eucatastrophe

Originally posted on The Flame Imperishable:
Tolkien’s passing remark that his realization of this profound truth concerning angelic causality (see yesterday’s post) produced in him a “great sense of joy,” is itself not without significance, as it links his dialectic…

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