Monthly Archives: October 2015

Searching for Our Human Face: Love Bade Me Welcome

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. “The Kingdom of God cannot be conceived moralistically: it is on the other side of the distinction. It is the Fall that made moralists of us” (Berdyaev, Destiny of Man, p. 36). Ascesis is necessary … Continue reading

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“O Ecclesia”

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Questions for Dr Ben Myers

by Pastor Thomas Belt Ben Myers’ LATC presentation on the atonement was excellent and raised several questions for me, two of which I’ll raise here and comment on. Question 1: If one adopts an evolutionary view of human origins (which I’m … Continue reading

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“O Virga Mediatrix”

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The Patristic Doctrine of the Atonement

This lecture is very much worth your attention. Ben Myers criticism of Gustav Aulen’s presentation of Christus Victor is important, I think. I wonder how Orthodox patristic scholars might respond to Dr Myer’s lecture.

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Loss of Innocence

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. “O nature, o nature. Why do you not deliver what you promised back then? Why do you deceive your children so?” (Giacomo Leopardi, “A Sylvia”; translation in Robert Pogue Harrison’s Juvenescence). Who does not know … Continue reading

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Juridical Purgatory and the Temporal Punishment of Sin

“The doctrine of purgatory,” writes Jerry Walls, “did not drop, fully formed, out of heaven, or hell, or for that matter out of somewhere in between” (Purgatory, p. 9). The history of the doctrine is complicated and cannot be rightly … Continue reading

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Singing the Psalms

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