Monthly Archives: April 2018

Victory Over Death and the Acquisition of a Resurrection Hypostasis

Christ Jesus is the savior of the world because in his divine person (hypostasis) he has united created nature and taken it through the crucible of death into a glorified eternal existence. Met John Zizioulas elaborates: This victory is achieved … Continue reading

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“This body which stood naked in the garden will be clothed in glory and will be radiant at the resurrection”

In the new world, the body will move in spiritual fashion, for like a spirit it will pass through even solid natures. It will be easy for it to descend and to explore deep regions without effort, and to go … Continue reading

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Manuals and Rule Books

by Fr Herbert McCabe, O.P. Several commentators have found the most difficult teaching of the encyclical Veritatis Splendor to be its insistence that we can describe certain kinds of human acts which will be morally wrong whenever and however and … Continue reading

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“The sound of the resurrection reconstructs bones and breaks bodies, it binds bodies and raises up the dead with great glory”

The world is falling but Adam is rising from his fall, that he might inherit the treasure prepared for him from the beginning. A great and thunderous voice, continuous and persistent, who with one signal has yoked both beginning and … Continue reading

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“The Most High descended into the most extreme lowliness, to raise back to the heights that high one who had fallen into that depth”

Because of the great fall of this great image [Adam], the Son of the King went down to restore His image that had become corrupted. Our Lord conducted a great search on behalf of the lost sheep, he carried it … Continue reading

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“In order, then, that none might think that Christ rose again a mere spirit, or an impalpable body, shadowy and ethereal, to which some give the name of spiritual …”

John 20:26-27: “And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be unto you.” Then said He to Thomas, ‘Reach out your … Continue reading

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Apocatastasis: The Heresy That Never Was

This article has now been superseded by my article “Did the Fifth Ecumenical Council Condemn Universal Salvation?“ When first presented with the universalist hope, many Orthodox and Roman Catholics imme¬≠diately invoke the authority of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (A.D. 553), … Continue reading

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Appalachia invades the Dominicans

Almost makes one want to become a Dominican friar … if one is Roman Catholic (which I ain’t) … if one is called to celibacy (which I ain’t–just ask my wife) … if one loves Old-time, Bluegrass, and Appalachian music … Continue reading

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