Monthly Archives: April 2014

St Gregory Nyssen and the Infinity of God

It seems an odd thing to say: theotes (Godhead, divinity, deity) does not refer to the divine nature (physis) but to the divine activity (energeia). It’s odd, because that’s not how we use language for most things that we know. … Continue reading

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Wolfhart Pannenberg: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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“Becoming Human” by Fr John Behr

This is a beautiful little book, a collage of words and images that speak to the mind, the imagination, the heart. Clearly this has been a labor of love for the author. Every word, every citation, every picture and icon … Continue reading

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St Gregory of Nyssa and the Power of God

Feeling ill-equipped to answer the dilemma posed by his anti-Nicene opponents, Bishop Ablabius reaches out to the older Bishop of Nyssa and invites him to craft a response. St Gregory formulates the dilemma in these words: “Either we must say … Continue reading

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“The story of Life imparted its voice into the apostolic group”

The disciples saw that the Slaughtered One was not there in the tomb and they believed that He had risen, and they became confirmed in the things revealed. They saw the covering of borrowed garments placed aside by Him, and … Continue reading

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“With us Jesus is time and with God eternity”

Modern thinking usually lets itself be guided by the idea that eternity is imprisoned, so to speak, in its unchangeableness; God appears as the prisoner of his eternal plan conceived “before all ages”. “Being” and “becoming” do not mingle. Eternity … Continue reading

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Classical Theism (again) and the Incarnate God

“For the classical theist, what the doctrine of God Incarnate entails is that that which is subsistent being itself, pure actuality, and absolutely simple or non-composite, that in which all things participate but which itself participates in nothing, that which … Continue reading

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