Category Archives: David B. Hart

“The fullness of being is God’s one movement of being, knowing, and loving his own essence”

It has become common in some quarters to call the tradition of Christian metaphysics that evolved from the time of the New Testament through the patristic and medieval periods the analogia entis, and this term I shall adopt. This tradition … Continue reading

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“The abandonment of the Son and of every soul in death, is always already surpassed by the sheer abandon with which the Father begets and breathes forth his being”

The saving exchange that occurs for us in the incarnate Word is perfectly expressed for Cyril [of Alexandria] in John 20:17, when the risen Christ says, “I am going to my Father and your Father; to my God and your … Continue reading

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David Bentley Hart on Eschatology and the Last Things

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Anent Garry Wills and the “DBH” Version

by David Bentley Hart Garry Wills reviewed my recent translation of the New Testament in the February 8th issue of the New York Review of Books. I am grateful for his article, both for the praise it offers in general … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: Freedom is Freedom for the Good

In this series of “illuminations,” I quote passages from David Bentley Hart’s collection of essays The Hidden and the Manifest that I have found particularly instructive. I hope they will generate good discussion. When all is said and done, the … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: Hell, Creatio ex Nihilo, and the Gamble of Creation

In this series of “illuminations,” I quote passages from David Bentley Hart’s collection of essays The Hidden and the Manifest that I have found particularly instructive. I hope they will generate good discussion. Whether interpreted literally or metaphorically, as retributive … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: If God is the Creator, is he responsible for evil and suffering?

In this series of “illuminations,” I quote passages from David Bentley Hart’s collection of essays The Hidden and the Manifest that I have found particularly instructive. I hope they will generate good discussion. Back in mid-May 2015 David Hart visited … Continue reading

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