Monthly Archives: August 2019

Suffering, Theodicy, and Apocatastasis

“What then, one might well ask, is divine providence?” David Bentley Hart poses this ques­tion after pondering upon the evil and suffering of the world in his beautiful little book The Doors of the Sea. Hart compares the orthodox Christian … Continue reading

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Mini-review: ‘Beneath the Silent Heavens’

A retelling—or perhaps the telling for the first time—of the story of Noe (Noah) and his family. Talking animals (Noe alone among humans can communicate with them), Nephilim, marital love that deepens over centuries, terrible evil, modern technology and culture … Continue reading

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“Christ foretells that he will suffer death on a cross before the human race is inflamed by the fire of this love”

“I have come to cast fire upon the earth.” In other words, I have come down from the highest heaven and appeared to men and women through the mystery of the incarnation in order to light the fire of divine … Continue reading

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Rolling into the Kingdom!

The Tenth Anathema of the famous anti-Origenist Fifteen reads: If anyone shall say that after the resurrection the body of the Lord was ethereal, having the form of a sphere, and that such shall be the bodies of all after … Continue reading

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“After our Savior’s death, the Virgin was the first to conform herself to the Son who resembled her, and hence she shared in his resurrection before all others”

It was fitting that the Virgin should share in every aspect of her Son’s providential care for us. Just as she had bestowed her flesh and blood on him and had received a share of his graces in return, so … Continue reading

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Not Returning Evil for Evil: Simone Weil’s Advice in Troubled Times

by John Stamps I’ve been thinking… In a world convulsed with horrific suffering, what can we do that won’t contribute to the sum total of misery and evil? We hunger and thirst for justice. But we also don’t want to … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Protestant Theology

by Phillip Cary, Ph.D. When Rodney Clapp, the editor to whom I pitched the idea of my new book, originally suggested the title The Meaning of Protestant Theology, I was a bit nonplussed. I knew the central concept of the … Continue reading

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Scotism, Palamism, and Thomism

I commend this illuminating interview with Dr Jared Isaac Goff on the differences and commonalities of Scotism, Palamism, and Thomism. Dr Goff is a Byzantine Catholic who teaches theology at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Seminary. He clearly knows … Continue reading

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