Category Archives: Theology

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 | Leave a comment

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

St Maximus the Confessor on the Cosmic Fall

Yesterday I discovered that for the past several years I have misunderstood David B Hart’s view of the fall of creation. I shared my misunderstanding on Facebook and Twitter, generating some interesting responses. Perhaps the most interesting—and certainly the most … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | 85 Comments

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

Posted in Eschatology, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments