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Dionysian Ponderings: Creatio ex Nihilo, Divine Energies, and the Erotic God

Did St Dionysius the Areopagite espouse the catholic understanding of the creatio ex nihilo? As noted in the preceding article, this understanding comprised three elements: (1) rejection of pre-existent matter, (2) absolute beginning, and (3) divine freedom. Neither rejection of eternal … Continue reading

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Epistolary Adumbrations: Death, Life, and the Creatio ex Nihilo

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. The following post was originally two parts of what constituted a small dialogue between myself and a young woman who questioned certain aspects of David Bentley Hart’s arguments regarding the nature of freedom and the … Continue reading

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Julian of Norwich and the Revelation of Love

“This is a revelation of love that Jhesu Christ, our endless blisse, made in sixteen showings”—thus begins the divinely inspired reflections of Julian of Norwich on the visions she received on 13 May 1373. She was thirty years old. Julian … Continue reading

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Sin, Hell, and the Victory of Pascha

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. We are made for joy and love and creativity. We are embodied because the care of the soul requires human touch and beauty, music and vision in order to thrive. Yet we live in a … Continue reading

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The Unconditionality of Divine Love and the Universalist Hope

What is at stake in the universalist/infernalist debate? Perhaps the best way to answer this is to first identify what is not at stake. What is not at stake is the christological foundation of salvation. I wholeheartedly affirm that salvation … Continue reading

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God is Prayer

All prayer is a participation in the divine communion of the Father and the Son in the Spirit. This is the truth that Herbert McCabe would have us understand, but he takes a couple of steps to bring us to … Continue reading

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Creato ex Nihilo: Alternative Proposals (3)

Michael Lodahl: creatio ex amore So what’s wrong with saying that God creates the world out of love? Almost nothing. Is this not the gospel? Has not this message been proclaimed to the world for two millennia? “Creation is an … Continue reading

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