Category Archives: Theology

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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Fr John Behr on Pascha and St Melito of Sardis

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Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent of Christ into Hades in Eastern and Western Theological Traditions

by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev The Byzantine and old Russian icons of the Resurrection of Christ never depict the resur­rec­tion itself, i.e., Christ coming out of the grave. They rather depict ‘the descent of Christ into Hades’, or to be more … Continue reading

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The Sinner and the Victim

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Preaching the Gospel of Predestination

How can the Church recover the preaching of predestination? It seems an impossibility. When treated abstractly, as an explanation of why some are saved and others are not, predestination must always function as an existential threat to our personhood and … Continue reading

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