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I just learned that Dr Zach Manis, whose book Sinners in the Presence of a Loving God I reviewed two years ago, has lost his tenured position at Southwest Baptist Uni­ver­sity, due in part (some speculate) to his controversial views … Continue reading

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Seeing Angels

by Christine Kimel I was once given the grace to see angels. It was at a weekday Eucharist in the late 90s at the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, South Carolina. I do not recall what feast day … Continue reading

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Angels and the Bodies They May Be

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
An evening in 1997—Fr James E. Cantler was presiding at the Holy Eucharist at the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, South Carolina, celebrating the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. I was…

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A Lion and a Lamb Walk Into a Bar

In his article “All Will Be Well,” Denys Turner addresses a topic much discussed in the comboxes of Eclectic Orthodoxy—the problem of evil. Readers will find the first step of his “solution” especially provocative, as he basically removes what many—including … Continue reading

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“If you too wish to embrace Jesus and enfold him in your arms, strive with all your might to follow the guidance of the Spirit and come to God’s temple”

Let us reflect upon the way everything was prearranged for Simeon to embrace the Son of God. In the first place, he had been given a revelation by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen … Continue reading

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The Moral Theology of the Devil

by Thomas Merton The devil has a whole system of theology and philosophy, which will explain, to anyone who will listen, that created things are evil, that men are evil, that God created evil and that He directly wills that … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy & Universal Salvation: Are the Two Compatible?

Originally posted on Shameless Orthodoxy:
Origen of Alexandria, 12th cent (left); St. Gregory of Nyssa, 11th cent (center); John Scottus Eriugena 12th cent (right) For about the past year or so now, some corners of the Orthodox blogosphere has been…

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2020 and Eclectic Orthodoxy

Between the pandemic, presidential election, and the Capitol insurrection, who cares how well Eclectic Orthodoxy did during 2020? Life is so much more compelling than an obscure theological blog. On the other hand, who am I to break with an … Continue reading

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