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Sola Scriptura, Holy Tradition, and the Hermeneutics of Christ

by Robert F. Fortuin It is not uncommon to hear Eastern Orthodox Christians assert that ‘holy tradition is the context of scripture’—by this is meant that the Bible cannot be separated from the practice and theology of the community of … Continue reading

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Creation, Theodicy, and the Problem of Evil

by Robert F. Fortuin This essay sets forth the claim that the absolute freedom of God’s act of creation informs the nature and meaning of evil. Because God created the universe without prior constraint or necessity, His moral nature and … Continue reading

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Reflecting the Mystery: Analogy Beyond Negation and Affirmation

By Robert F. Fortuin ‘… the Holy Spirit, in delivering to us the Divine mysteries, conveys its instruction on those matters which transcend language by means of what is within our capacity.’1 The focus of this essay is to draw … Continue reading

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Is God Living Up to His Potential?

by Robert F. Fortuin A few posts back in the comment section, Dr Alan Rhoda raised a very good concern and question: “The central problem I am concerned with is to understand how God relates to the specificity of creation, … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy as ‘Immanent Transcendence’ According to Nicaean Metaphysics

by Robert F. Fortuin This topic is very exciting to me for several reasons. On a very personal and existential level, it is my firm conviction that God’s mercy is precisely the very reason for, and assurance of, our presence … Continue reading

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Analogous Predication in Gregory of Nyssa’s Contra Eunomium

by Robert Fortuin There is a similarity of names between things human and things divine, revealing nevertheless underneath this sameness a wide difference of meanings.1 … what we can easily perceive, it describes by terms well-worn in human use, facts … Continue reading

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Division of Being in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Contra Eunomium

by Robert F. Fortuin The ultimate division of all that exists is made by the line between ‘created’ and ‘uncreated,’ the one being regarded as a cause of what has come into being, the other as coming into being thereby. … Continue reading

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