Monthly Archives: November 2017

“And the child, skipping and rejoicing, as if in a bed chamber, walked into the temple of God”

Then holding the child with great joy, Zacharias eagerly brought Mary into the holy of holies, perhaps saying words such as these to her: “Come, fulfilment of my prophecy! Come, completion of the promises of God! Come, seal of his … Continue reading

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Julian of Norwich and the God who Delights to Die

“Sin is befitting, but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Revelations LT 27). On reading these words of Christ to Julian of Norwich we might be tempted to think that … Continue reading

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“Do not imagine that everything has been provided for your own stomach”

Now why did that land bear so well, when it belonged to a man who would make no good use of its fertility? 

It was to show more clearly the forbearance of God, whose kindness extends even to such people … Continue reading

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Alec Guiness reads Julian of Norwich

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Cross, Exsultet, and the Behoveliness of Sin

Dame Julian of Norwich presents us with antinomies which most of us (excepting hard-core Calvinists and traditional Thomists) would dismiss as metaphysical contradictions and moral nonsense: In his infinite power, God might have created a world in which all human … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Babel of Autonomy

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. It was well recognized amongst the early church fathers that fragmentation and the Fall went together. “Where there is sin, there is multiplicity”—Origen. “And now, we rend each other like…

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Eros of Love

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by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Everyone born into this earth seeks the path. Each embraces some narrative that claims to tell us who we are, from whence we come and where we are going. Whilst…

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