Category Archives: Theology

Dogma, Damnation, and the Eucatastrophe of the Jesus Story

In both The Orthodox Church and “Dogma and Dogmatic Theology,” Sergius Bulgakov cites eschatology, among others, as a topic of theology open to dogmatic definition, the implica­tion being that standard Orthodox teaching on the last things—including ever­lasting perdi­tion—can only be … Continue reading

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Fr Christiaan Kappes on the Essence-Energies Distinction

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An Edifying Interview with Maximus Scholar Paul Blowers

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Orthodoxy, Dogma, and the Neuralgic Question of Doctrinal Development

The debate on apokatastasis inevitably raises the question: Has Orthodoxy definitively, infallibly, irreversibly, dogmatically rejected the universalist hope? Must Christians believe that some, perhaps many or even most, will—or as some prefer to say may—be eternally damned? Is it constitutive … Continue reading

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Reading the Fathers Today

by Father John Behr

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Introducing St Theodore of Tarsus

by Fr James Siemens, Ph.D. Work by unknowns is easy to ignore. Those whose contributions failed to find a recorder in their time, or a relay later, slip from memory and get dismissed as insignificant. This is especially the case … Continue reading

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The 95 Theses of Richard Rex

I.      Martin Luther did not nail the Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517. II.     That was a myth created by Philip Melanchthon through the conflation of hazy … Continue reading

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David Bradshaw and Jared Goff Discuss the Essence/Energies Distinction

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