Category Archives: Theology

St. Maximus on Humanity’s Liberation from the World and Nature: A Translation of Letter 9

by Jordan Daniel Wood Brief prefatory note Below sits a working English translation of Maximus’s Ep 9. It previews an ongoing translation project of all his extant letters, the details of which I will disclose in the near future. The … Continue reading

Posted in Jordan Wood, Theology | Tagged | 22 Comments

The Greater Hope: How do I find a God who triumphs over evil and death?

Once upon a time, I would have been considered a traditionalist. That was back when I was an Episcopal priest. In my parishes I was known for my evangelical-Lutheran preaching (thank you Robert Jenson) and my firm commitment to Anglican … Continue reading

Posted in Eschatology, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

The Incoherence of Kenotic Christology, or Why Jesus Ain’t Thor

Seven years ago my good friend Tom Belt launched a series of articles criticizing the kenotic christology of Greg Boyd. I am not well acquainted with Boyd’s writings, but Tom’s article did inspire me to take a look at his … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

The Gospel of Resurrection

by Georges Florovsky Death is a catastrophe for man; this is the basic principle of the whole of Christian anthropology. Man is an amphibious being, both spiritual and corporeal, and so he was created by God. Body belongs organically to … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Comments Off on The Gospel of Resurrection

The Universality of Atonement

Back in the late 1980s my family and I were given use of a cabin on Cold Stream Pond in Maine. I took the opportunity to visit George Hunsinger, who was then teaching at Bangor Theological Seminary. Hunsinger was already … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Comments Off on The Universality of Atonement

Fr Andrew Louth on “The Necessity of Platonism for Christian Theology”

Posted in Theology | 1 Comment

Closer to Truth: Jesus as God

Posted in Theology | Comments Off on Closer to Truth: Jesus as God

Faith-as-Trust and Faith-as-Authentication

by Semyon Frank Semyon Lyudvigovich Frank was, in the judgment of his biographer Philip Boobbyer, “arguably Russia’s greatest twentieth-century philosopher.” Born in 1877 in Moscow and raised in Judaism, Frank became a revolutionary atheist as a teenager, before reflection led … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments