Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Unpreachability of the “Doctrine” of Predestination

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
When was the last time you heard a sermon preached on election and predestination? In thirty-plus years of priestly ministry I think I may have preached on it once. Christian pastors do not preach on…

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Why is Predestination Missing in Action?

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
Something is wrong with traditional formulations of the doctrine of divine predestination. For over fifteen hundred years theologians of the Church—Augustine, John Cassian, John of Damascus, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, John Calvin, Luis de…

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Jerry Walls on What’s Wrong with Calvinism

Randall Rauser’s recent blog postings have brought Calvinism back to my attention. Readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy will not be surprised that Calvinism is beyond my sympathies.  Because it restricts God’s unconditional love to the Elect, it necessarily presents a distorted and … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: Healing the Unclean, Touching the Untouchable

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Kim Fabricius writes movingly of the woman in Mark 5 who probably suffered from a uterine hemorrhage. Her condition is socially dangerous, physically fragile, emotionally crushing. Levitical law has sanctioned her outcast, someone who is not … Continue reading

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Help me construct an argument …

“If the God of Calvinism exists, would you worship him?” asks philosopher Randall Rauser. He offers the following construal of the Calvinist God: On the one hand, this being is understood to be perfectly good, maximally loving, and absolutely wise. … Continue reading

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Aquinas & Milbank on the Analogy of Being

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The Game of Life: Risk, Zork, and Hell

I write this reflection in response to an excellent comment by one of our readers, who goes under the alias “Loup.” You might want to first read his entire comment before continuing with this article. Welcome, Loup, to Eclectic Orthodoxy. … Continue reading

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