Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Natural Desire for God: Pope Pius XII, Henri de Lubac, and David Bentley Hart

How can a conscious spirit be anything other than an absolute desire for God? ~ Henri de Lubac ~ In 1950 Pope Pius XII published his encyclical Humani generis. The encyclical summons theologians to faithfully defend the Catholic faith, as … Continue reading

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“Jesus Christ is God’s unbreakable pledge that he will save and renew his creation”

If Jesus Christ is, as we believe him to be, none other than God him­self incarnate among us at work for us and for our salva­tion, then Jesus Christ, who is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Taste: A Review of You Are Gods

by Brian C. Moore, Ph. D. First off, I should begin by disabusing readers: this is not strictly a book review. I don’t really write book reviews. I am too given to confession, to wandering off the straight path, to … Continue reading

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Natura Pura in the One-Storey Universe

I continue with theological highlights of David Hart’s essay “Waking the Gods,” included in his new book You Are Gods. If you have not yet read my article “The One-Storey Universe of David Bentley Hart,” you may find it helpful to … Continue reading

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“Lords Coeval With Creation”

Lords coëval with creation, Seraph, Cherub, Throne and Power, Princedom, Virtue, Domination, Hail the long-awaited hour! Bruised in head, with broken pinion, Trembling for his old dominion, See the ancient dragon cower! For the Prince of Heaven has risen, Victor, … Continue reading

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The One-Storey Universe of David Bentley Hart

David Hart’s critique of two-tier Thomism can be misleading. If we are acquainted with the ongoing debate swirling around natura pura and the desiderium naturale, we will be tempted to judge his arguments according to scholastic criteria and categories. This is … Continue reading

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