Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Holy Freedom of Sir Gibbie and the Gnomic Will

In his book That All Shall Be Saved, David Hart adduces the important distinction between the natural will and the gnomic will: In the terms of the great Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662), the “natural will” within us, which is … Continue reading

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“Aquinas and Why the New Atheists are Right”

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Platonism and the Trinity

By Alexander Earl That it is especially with the Platonists that we must carry on our disputations on matters of theology, their opinions being preferable to those of all other philosophers. —Augustine of Hippo1 Whether in education or previous adherence, … Continue reading

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“The death and raising of Lazarus were a perfect prefiguration of the death and resurrection of the Lord himself”

On his return from the underworld, Lazarus comes forth from the tomb, like death con­front­ing its conqueror, an image of the resurrection to come. Before we can fathom the depths of meaning behind this miracle, we must consider the way … Continue reading

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On the Beginning of the City of God

Originally posted on ST. JUDE'S TAVERN:
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall…

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Please pray for the Harts

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The Eucharistic Dogma as Sacramental Identification

It is remarkable that for hundreds of years the Church did not find it necessary to formally dogmatize a particular definition of the Holy Eucharist. Despite real differences of expres­sion, significant conflict between theologians and churches did not arise. The … Continue reading

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The Jesus Prayer for Beginners

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