Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ave Maria, O Auctrix Vite

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God’s Impassible Suffering in the Flesh

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Searching for Our Human Face: Kenosis, Beggary, Hope

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. The kenosis of the Spirit is everywhere. The word of insight may occur on the lips of someone who believes him or herself in revolt against God. The moment of inspiration overcomes psychic deformation. The … Continue reading

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“Graciously he received us into unifying communion with himself”

In his goodness and love for humankind, Jesus, the most divine Word, one, simple, and hidden, assumed our nature, appearing though unchanged in his own nature as a being both composite and visible. Graciously he received us into unifying communion … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (II)

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Second Movement Garlic and sapphires in the mud / Clot the bedded axle-tree. I am no longer in the garden; but the scent of roses lingers on. The poet now presents me with a number…

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“Dies Irae”

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (I)

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy: First Movement Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time future / And time future contained in time past. I live in time, bracketed by a past I can neither…

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Karl Barth, Valhalla, and the Feasting of Heaven

A Twitter discussion last week directed me to an article on Karl Barth and the afterlife. Barth apparently rejected all notions of afterlife, identifying them as a pursuing of “pagan dreams of good times after death.” No Elysium. No Valhalla. … Continue reading

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