Monthly Archives: October 2017

Reflecting the Mystery: Analogy Beyond Negation and Affirmation

by Robert F. Fortuin Silence is a mystery of the age to come, but words are instruments of this world. ~ St Isaac the Syrian The Holy Spirit, in delivering to us the Divine mysteries, conveys its instruction on those … Continue reading

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Theologizing with Julian of Norwich

In his book on Julian of Norwich, Denys Turner makes an extraordinary claim: the long text of Julian’s Showings ranks as “one of the great works of medieval theology in any language,” standing alongside the contributions of St Anselm, St … Continue reading

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Fr John Behr: “Behold, Dying We Live”

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“O eternal Trinity, O Divinity, O unfathomable abyss, O deepest sea, what greater gift could Thou givest me then Thy very Self?”

O Eternal God! O Eternal Trinity! Through the union of Thy divine nature Thou hast made so precious the Blood of Thine only-begotten Son! O eternal Trinity, Thou art as deep a mystery as the sea, in whom the more … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: Dreaming the Depths

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Recall Desmond’s invocation of a primal reality that precedes our striving efforts. The passio essendi is given at once, but within that giving, there are two aspects that may be…

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It’s Time for a Theological Ghost Story

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Searching for Our Human Face: Liturgy of the Wilderness

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. To many modern people, the difference between one god and another is literally nominal. At one time, people believed in Zeus and Odin. It is mere historical accident that today…

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Subversion of Pagan Sacrifice

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness and then in Love’s Knowledge, there is an attempt to limn the qualities of excellence and the nature of choice that confront human…

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