Category Archives: Theology

Church Fathers, Christus Victor and the Atonement: Gustav Aulen Got it Wrong

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Those Darn Greeks: Metaphysics and the Hellenization of the Gospel

I begin with an apology. Readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy have no doubt observed that over the past six months I have been preoccupied with questions that might be called philosophical, even metaphysical (yikes!). I know these topics are of little … Continue reading

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What is God?

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St John of Damascus on the Providence of God

“God is both Creator and Provider,” writes St John of Damascus, “and is power of creating, sustaining, and providing is his good will. For ‘whatsoever the Lord pleased he hath done, in heaven, and in earth’ [Ps 134:6], and none … Continue reading

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Why Study St Augustine of Hippo?

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The Logic of Trinitarian Doctrine

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Is God Properly Described as “Love” in the Theology of John Calvin?

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D.  When I first began to wonder how the Calvinists might interpret the Johannine declaration that God is love (see 1 John 4:8 and 16), I turned immediately to Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, large portions … Continue reading

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