Monthly Archives: March 2014

St Gregory of Nyssa: On the Divine Ousia and Hypostasis

The epistle To Peter on the Divine Ousia and Hypostasis has long been attributed to St Basil of Caesarea; but during the past century patristic scholars have come to believe that it probably was composed by St Gregory of Nyssa, … Continue reading

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David B. Hart on the New Atheism

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A brief personal confession of faith

[I wrote this today in response to the atheistic criticisms that have been posted in the combox. Apparently my comments have led others to infer that my faith in God is principally based on metaphysical arguments and concerns. Anyone who … Continue reading

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The World Poses the Question of God

Existence, whether it be the existence of the universe as a whole or our own personal existence, poses a question we cannot avoid. “Not how the world is,” Ludwig Wittgenstein observed, “but that it is, is the mystery.” Why? Why … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: a god or just a demi-god?

The answer, of course, is neither. When the catholic doctrine of the Incarnation is discussed with non-Christians (and sometimes even with fellow Christians), the doctrine is often interpreted as the assertion that Jesus enjoys the status of a demigod. Precisely … Continue reading

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Lesslie Newbigin on Nihilism, Modernity, and Jesus Christ

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The Why of God

Midway through chapter 1 of David Hart’s book The Experience of God, Dr Jerry Coyne felt sufficiently confident to post a blog article on Hart’s understanding of God—and this following his two articles in which he was bold enough to … Continue reading

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