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The Problem of Divine Hiddenness: It Even Gets Worse After Pascha

by Alexander Earl Most people are familiar with the problem of evil: how could an all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful God be consistent with the existence of evil? After all, if God is all-good he abhors evil, if he is all-knowing … Continue reading

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Augustine of Hippo–the Patron Saint of Skeptics?

by Alexander Earl How do we know what we know? Do we even know anything? What does it mean to know something, anyhow? Come to think of it, how do you know you’re not dreaming, that these words are not … Continue reading

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On the Putative Threat of Modal Collapse Within the Doctrine of Divine Simplicity

by Alexander Earl Prompted by Dionysius’s doctrine of God and its Neoplatonic foundations, the question of Divine freedom has been the subject of theological reflection on this blog for the past few months. That it would become a sustained avenue of … Continue reading

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Plotinus, Augustine, and the One God

by Alexander Earl In my previous article, “In Defense of Christian Platonism,” I introduced the contours for defending a substantive relationship between Christianity and Platonism; the two are irrevocably entangled, and any attempt to separate them will inevitably lead to … Continue reading

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In Defense of Christian Platonism

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.” ~ St Augustine of Hippo I. Introductions St Augustine … Continue reading

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