Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

Hartian Illuminations: Transcendence Beyond Negation and the Analogy of Being

In this series of “illuminations” I will be citing passages from the essays collected in The Hidden and the Manifest that I have found particularly instructive, followed by a question or brief comment. I hope they will generate good discussion. “I … Continue reading

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Zacchaeus

To whom the heavy burden clings, It yet may serve him like a staff; One day the cross will break in wings, The sinner laugh a holy laugh. The dwarfed Zacchaeus climbed a tree, His humble stature set him high; … Continue reading

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The Hidden and the Manifest: A Book Review

Fifteen years ago David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth blazed across the theological sky. For those of us who were reading theology back then, it was not quite like anything we had ever seen … Continue reading

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A Reply to N. T. Wright

(wherein, at long last, our author unburdens himself of a great number of complaints he has long wished to make against that pious man’s earnest but problematic approach to the New Testament, embellished with a few moments of sly mockery, … Continue reading

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Origen and the Eschatological Creation of the Cosmos

by Fr John Behr, Ph.D. After using for several decades G. W. Butterworth’s translation of Origen’s On First Principles (the standard translation used in the English speaking world for the better part of a century), I became convinced that not … Continue reading

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“Your words will save me, your song instruct me”

Receive Christ, receive power to see, receive your light, that you may plainly recognize both God and man. More delightful than gold and precious stones, more desirable than honey and the honeycomb is the Word that has enlightened us. How … Continue reading

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About God’s Grace

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