Category Archives: Book Reviews

The fantasist and the ascetic: reading David Bentley Hart

by Jonathan Monroe Geltner I. Sensibility The Dream-Child’s Progress and Other Essays is a devastating book. By that I mean that if you sit down and read it, ideally in one sitting, from the front cover to the back, you … Continue reading

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The Christ of Analytic Theology: A Review Essay

by Mark DelCogliano, Ph.D. Any scholar is indeed fortunate to have conversation partners at his or her academic institution that make a communal intellectual life possible amid the mundane duties of university life, when topics of mutual interest are studied, … Continue reading

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Prayer Book of the Early Christians

As readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy know, my wife and I offer the Office of Matins each day from the Holy Transfiguration Prayer Book. We like its structure, rhythm, and balance. It only provides one psalm, so we substitute others from … Continue reading

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When Did Jesus Decide to Die?

“For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it … Continue reading

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The God-Man Who Could Not Die

Would Jesus have died of natural causes? The oddity of the question becomes clear when we compare it to another: Would Abraham Lincoln have died of natural causes if he had not attended Ford’s Theatre on that fateful evening? The obvious … Continue reading

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Would Christ have died of natural causes?

If historians agree on anything, they agree that Jesus of Nazareth did not die of natural causes. His was a brutal death, caused by flogging and crucifixion. Yes, there have been an oddball few who have maintained that Jesus actually … Continue reading

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The God-Man Who Freely Wills His Passions

In Jesus: Fallen? Fr Emmanuel Hatzidakis challenges the now popular thesis that the eternal Word assumed fallen human nature. We must distinguish, he says, between the blameless passions and the blameworthy passions—Christ only assumed the former. St John of Damascus … Continue reading

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