Category Archives: David B. Hart

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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Hartian Illuminations: Pascha as Final Judgment

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. The heart of Christian preaching is the … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: Being as Gift and Beauty

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. “What indeed has Athens to do with … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: Incarnation and Divine Immutability

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. “The Word became flesh,” the evangelist declares … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: The Apathy that is the Trinity

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. The doctrine of divine impassibility does not … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: How Can Love be Impassible?

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. How can God be described as “impassible” … Continue reading

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Hartian Illuminations: The Myth of Suffering Divinity

That God suffers, not just as the man Jesus of Nazareth but in his divine essence, has become dogma in modern theology. Outside the Thomistic sphere few scholars are inclined to dispute it. Just read the Bible. Is not YHWH … Continue reading

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