Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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“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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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up

There are no “raw facts.” All historical reporting is an interpreted reporting, and this is especially true for the canonical gospels. For the evangelists, and for those communities that told and retold the sayings and stories of Jesus, Jesus was … Continue reading

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Jürgen Moltmann: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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The Cappadocian Brothers on the Propria of God

I’m sure it did not come as a surprise to either St Basil of Caesarea or St Gregory of Nyssa. Once they began to elucidate the mystery of the Trinity by means of the analogy between three human beings and … Continue reading

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