Monthly Archives: January 2022

Importuning the God of Resurrection

And he said to them, “Among you, what man would have a friend, and would come to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, Since a friend of mine has just visited me … Continue reading

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The Christian Universalism of George MacDonald

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The Gospel as unconditional promise: Robert Jenson’s perspective

Originally posted on Thoughts from the Catholic Cave:
Continuing my study on the sacramental action of the word of God, I decided to write one more post on Lutheran perspectives. My last blog entry focused on Martin Luther’s theology of…

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To Forgive is to Die; to Die is to Live in Death

A brief follow-up to my preceding post on the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matt 18:21-35). I find Robert Capon’s proposal that the king’s cancellation of his servant’s debts typologically represents the death and resurrection of Christ particularly illuminating: the … Continue reading

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Divine Simplicity and Divine Knowledge

by Thomas M. Cothran The classical Christian tradition is more or less unanimous that God is simple. Strong affir­mations of divine simplicity characterize not only Western writers like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, but also Eastern fathers like St. … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Mathematics of Forgiveness

Assume for the moment that Robert Farrer Capon has the right of it: God forgives us uncon­ditionally and freely admits us into his Kingdom, apart from our doings and merits. How does this truth impact our daily lives today? Specifically, … Continue reading

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Lost Sheep and Lost Coins

That Jesus of Nazareth consorted with the wicked and outcasts is one of those historical “facts” upon which scholars agree. Not only did he consort with them; but he actively sought their fellowship, freely eating with them without first requiring … Continue reading

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Heavenly and Earthly Sacrifice

by Sergius Bulgakov Sergius Bulgakov, The Eucharistic Sacrifice, Chapter 4: Heavenly and Earthly Sacrifice Note: This excerpt of The Eucharistic Sacrifice by Sergius Bulgakov, translated and with an intro­duc­tion by Mark Roosien, (c) 2021 by University of Notre Dame Press, … Continue reading

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