Monthly Archives: July 2017

On Charles Williams: ‘An effort to avoid Cant’

by David Llewellyn Dodds Stephen Barber, ed., The Celian Moment and Other Essays by Charles Williams (Carterton, Oxon.: The Greystones Press Ltd, 2017) [xxviii + 132 pages]: paperback 12.99 pounds sterling. Humphrey Carpenter, author of The Inklings (1978), once told … Continue reading

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Notes on Irenaeus

Readers of this blog will no doubt want to know what St Irenaeus thought about the Final Judgment. Here is a key passage: And to as many as continue in their love towards God, does He grant communion with Him. … Continue reading

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Notes on St Irenaeus

One might reasonably ask, if Adam and Eve were but children, emotionally and intellectually, how can they be blamed for their failure to see through the deceptions of the Deceiver? Why did the Father abandon them to Satan before they … Continue reading

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Notes on St Irenaeus

St Irenaeus is well known for his proposal that Adam fell from grace because of his immaturity. Like an innocent child, he was unprepared to deal with the seduction and lies of Satan. Though God had prepared for Adam a … Continue reading

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Creation, Theodicy, and the Problem of Evil

by Robert F. Fortuin This essay sets forth the claim that the absolute freedom of God’s act of creation informs the nature and meaning of evil. Because God created the universe without prior constraint or necessity, His moral nature and … Continue reading

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Notes on St Irenaeus

One has to be impressed—at least I am—by St Irenaeus’s invocation of the Eucharist to support the catholic view of the Incarnation: But vain in every respect are they who despise the entire dispensation of God, and disallow the salvation … Continue reading

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Notes on St Irenaeus

One of the false teachings that St Irenaeus was apparently compelled to refute was a denigration of the material dimension of human existence: Among the other [truths] proclaimed by the apostle, there is also this one, “That flesh and blood … Continue reading

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