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

Why would an intelligent, rational person believe in God? Put aside Aquinas’s Five Ways or the popular arguments from design (which I rarely invoke). Why believe? Because LIFE is bigger than all of our rationalistic constructions. Life does not permit … 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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