Monthly Archives: October 2020

Dr Karen Kilby Reviews ‘That All Shall Be Saved’

“The most intellectually dense strand of the book—and the most difficult for non-specialists to follow—is Hart’s argument against the idea that any rational being might permanently choose evil. The density here comes from the fact that Hart is working within … Continue reading

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“It is only in his saints that God fills us with wonder”

“God is wonderful in his saints. He will give strength and power to his people.” Consider the meaning of these prophetic words and try to understand them. The psalm says that God gives strength and power to all his people, … Continue reading

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Becoming a New Creation with the Apostle Paul

Shortly after I graduated from seminary, I “tried on,” if you will, the penal substitutionary view of atonement as articulated in the writings of J. I. Packer. Some of you may have read his classic book Knowing God. I read … Continue reading

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Universal Salvation and Consensus in Medieval Islam

A fascinating and instructive lecture by Dr Jon Hoover on a debate among medieval scholars on the question of universal salvation. Viewers will discover that it is not irrelevant to present-day Christian discussions of this question.

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Justified by Salvation History: Israel, Covenant and the Apostle Paul

An increasing number of biblical scholars are finding the justification by faith model (JF) unpersuasive as a way to understand the theology of the Apostle Paul. This first came to my attention early in my seminary education (back in the … Continue reading

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The Central Problematic of Sophiology

by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov The following essay by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov is taken from a paper presented in England in 1936.1 The full essay begins with an exposition of sophiology as refracted through various dogmatic arenas: theology; cosmology and anthropology; … Continue reading

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“And so love was present under the old covenant just as it is under the new”

I know, beloved, how well fed you are every day by the exhortations of Holy Scripture, and what nourishment your hearts find in the word of God. Nevertheless, the affection we have for one another compels me to say something to … Continue reading

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“God, Creation, and Evil” by David Bentley Hart

Readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy are well acquainted with David Hart’s 2015 Notre Dame lecture. I have read the written version of the lecture on multiple occasions, but have only listened to it once. It’s a powerful address, both in its … Continue reading

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