Monthly Archives: September 2016

Burning Love: The Theological Hermeneutics of Hell

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Hell as Universal Purgatory

“A human being cannot fail to love the Christ who is revealed in him, and he cannot fail to love himself revealed in Christ” (The Bride of the Lamb, p. 459). This striking statement represents, perhaps, the most provocative claim … Continue reading

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How to be an Atheist

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St Symeon the New Theologian and the Quest of the Historical Jesus

by John Stamps You might ask yourself, what possibly could an 11th century Byzantine monk (949-1022) have to say that is the least bit relevant to the Quest of the Historical Jesus? In a nutshell, the Quest of the Historical … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas: Poet & Contemplative

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Notes on Thomistic Concepts on the Structure of Reality

Originally posted on Luminous Darkness:
This is a summary of some key concepts for the understanding of the Thomistic theological constructs for the structure of reality and being. Substance In Aristotle, there are two senses of substance: the “first substance”…

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Jesus Prayer

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The Judgement that Blesses and Curses

When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as … Continue reading

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