Category Archives: Theology

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 , , , , , | 15 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 | Leave a comment

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

Purification by Atheism

by Olivier Clément I. Christianity against Freedom? Christianity first appeared as the affirmation of man’s liberty in the prison of a view of the universe in decay and seen no longer as the place of God’s revelation but as the … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Apollinarius and the Truncated Humanity of Christ

Virtually all I know about Apollinaris of Laodicea is that his heresy elicited a memorable response from St Gregory the Theologian: “What has not been assumed has not been healed.” So in preparation for reading the letters of Gregory to … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments