Category Archives: David B. Hart

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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Where Was God? An Interview with David Bentley Hart

It’s often said that three claims of the Christian tradition — “God is omnipotent,” “God is love” and “Evil exists” — present a logical contradiction. One of the claims has to be revised. Do you agree? If by “evil exists” … Continue reading

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U-turns and Transcendentals

by Pastor Tom Belt I’m delighted to be back at Eclectic Orthodoxy – my home away from home. I’m always informed and challenged by the content and the company here. It’s like pulling a chair up to a warm hearth … Continue reading

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Suffering, Theodicy, and Apokatastasis

“What then, one might well ask, is divine providence?” David Bentley Hart poses this question after pondering upon the evil and suffering of the world in his beautiful little book The Doors of the Sea. In the preceding eighty-one pages Hart compares the … Continue reading

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Impassibility as Transcendence

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Do human beings desire God? Must they?

Is humanity constituted by a natural desire for God? This may seem a recondite question, yet it takes us to the heart of Christian soteriology, sin, perdition, and the universalist hope. If God has so constituted men and women to find … Continue reading

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The Mirror of the Infinite

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