Monthly Archives: January 2015

St Justinian on Apokatastasis

The folks at Classical Christianity posted today a passage from St Justinian’s letter to Patriarch Menas criticizing universal salvation. This is the letter in which the Emperor commanded the patriarch to convene a synod to condemn the teachings of Origen. … Continue reading

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The Fire of Purgation in Gregory of Nyssa’s De anima et resurrectione

ܡܰܪܓܳܢܺܝܬܳܐ ܓܢܺܝܙܬܳܐ Introduction Fire has had different functions in Christian eschatology. While final destruction is the fate of the unsaved according to Edward William Fudge in his book Fire that Consumes1, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that eternal punishment awaits … Continue reading

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The Consuming Fire

by George MacDonald Our God is a consuming fire.–Hebrews xii. 29 Nothing is inexorable but love. Love which will yield to prayer is imperfect and poor. Nor is it then the love that yields, but its alloy. For if at … Continue reading

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Descent into Bestiality

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Finding God

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The Canons of the Synod of Constantinople (543)

1. If anyone says or holds that the souls of human beings pre-exist, as previously minds and holy powers, but that they reached satiety with divine contemplation and turned to what is worse and for this reason grew old in … Continue reading

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The Fire of Hell

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Olson and Talbott: Is there a difference between expecting and hoping?

This will be a quick post.  My intent is more to open up a question for discussion than to advance a sustained argument.   Last week Arminian theologian Roger Olson declared that he and his fellow Arminians are “immune to … Continue reading

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