Monthly Archives: August 2015

Searching for Our Human Face: Dreaming the Depths

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Recall Desmond’s invocation of a primal reality that precedes our striving efforts. The passio essendi is given at once, but within that giving, there are two aspects that may be distinguished. There is the immensity … Continue reading

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Jerry Walls: Repenting of Hell

Western Christians have long believed that the fate of the individual soul is sealed at death. Roman Catholics point to 2nd millennium dogmatic statements that assert, or at least imply, the irreversibility of the particular judgment (see the Catholic Encyclopedia). … Continue reading

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Theological Alphabet

by Charles Twombly If I were theological, I would go for Barth; When choosing theologians, I’d do a la carte. I’m often alphabetical, Which leaves out Zizioulas. Why Aulen gets bypassed by me Resembles how God chooses.

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Searching for Our Human Face: Liturgy of the Wilderness

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. To many modern people, the difference between one god and another is literally nominal. At one time, people believed in Zeus and Odin. It is mere historical accident that today some proclaim Allah or the … Continue reading

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Jerry Walls: The Purgatory of Ebenezer Scrooge

Let’s try a thought experiment: upon reading this sentence, you experience a massive heart attack and die (God forbid!); but because you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you awaken into the dazzling presence of the Father, Son, and Holy … Continue reading

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Gregory of Nyssa on Infinitude and “Unknowing”

by Charles Twombly Greg of Nyssa Had a thought, But when he said it, It was not. Everything He might surmise Always had A larger size. He wondered how To fill in spaces. But all he got Was apophasis. Greeks … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Subversion of Pagan Sacrifice

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness and then in Love’s Knowledge, there is an attempt to limn the qualities of excellence and the nature of choice that confront human being. In the latter work, … Continue reading

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