Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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Searching for Our Human Face: Wasteland

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Everyone knows (so why investigate?) that the medieval world was dismissive of the earth. Silly jibes about angels dancing on the heads of pins are used to discredit an entire…

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“Abraham used to pursue even passersby and drag them into his home, whereas the rich man disregarded someone lying in his own doorway”

It is worthwhile inquiring why the rich man saw Lazarus in Abraham’s arms, and not in the company of some other righteous person. The reason is that Abraham was hospitable, and so the sight of Lazarus with Abraham was meant … Continue reading

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“Synne is behovely, but alle shalle be wele, and alle shalle be wele, and alle maner of thynge shalle be wele”

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“And in this he showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut”

At the same time as I saw this sight of the head bleeding, our good Lord showed a spiritual sight of his familiar love. I saw that he is to us everything which is good and comforting for our help. … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Nihilism of the Voluntarist Will

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. One gets the sense from contemporary pedagogy that freedom and rights are the most precious things that a culture can bestow on its people. Young people know all about MLK…

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Sola Scriptura, Holy Tradition, and the Hermeneutics of Christ

by Robert F. Fortuin It is not uncommon to hear Eastern Orthodox Christians assert that ‘holy tradition is the context of scripture’—by this is meant that the Bible cannot be separated from the practice and theology of the community of … Continue reading

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