Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sergius Bulgakov: The Active Passivity of the Afterlife

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If the eschatological vision of St Isaac of Ninevah is to be fulfilled, then it must be possible for those who die outside of Christ Jesus to subsequently repent of their sins and turn to…

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Shoulder Surgery and Bulgakov

I’m having rotary cuff surgery tomorrow. I do not know yet how it will interfere with my typing and thus my blogging. I do have two articles in the hopper. The first article in my series on Sergius Bulgakov’s eschatology … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (III/4)

You say I am repeating / Something I have said before. I shall say it again. / Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there, / To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not, … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (III/3)

There is death and there is death. We all go into the dark, but if we embrace it before it overtakes us, perhaps the dark will become the darkness that is God and the way to illumination. I said to … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (III/2)

I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you / Which shall be the darkness of God. As, in a theatre, / The lights are extinguished, for the scene to be changed / With a … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (III)

Third Movement O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark, / The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant, / The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters, / The generous patrons of art, the statesmen and … Continue reading

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Oecumenical Grace: Comparisons

In the concluding chapter of their book The Theology of Grace and the Oecumenical Movement, Charles Mœller and Gérard Philips address the differences between the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Reformed Churches on the mystery of grace. The Churches agree on … Continue reading

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