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Dionysian Ponderings: To let be or not let be–that is the question

Did the Lord God Almighty have to create the world? This is the question I now wish to pose to St Dionysius the Areopagite. It is a pressing question for Christian students of the Areopagite because he is so deeply … Continue reading

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Trinity, Logic, and the Transcendence of Transcendence

Philosopher Dale Tuggy believes he has a decisive proof against the coherency of the catholic doctrine of the Trinity. It goes like this: God is a personal being, i.e., a self. By “self” is understood a being who is conscious, … Continue reading

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God Creates the World from the Cross

“Since he who saves already existed, it was necessary that he who would be saved should come into existence, that the One who saves should not exist in vain.” (Irenaeus, Against Heresies III.22.3) This quotation from the great second-century bishop and … Continue reading

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St Athanasius: The Creation of Humanity in the Image of the Image

“In the beginning wickedness did not exist,” writes St Athanasius of Alexandria. In the beginning God the Father created human being in the image of his Image, that is to say, in the image of the eternal Word who would … Continue reading

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St Athanasius the Great: Theologian of the Cross

Contra Gentes (“Against the Heathen”) and De Incarnatione (“On the Incarnation”) together form one of the most important theological treatises in patristic literature. Written by St Athanasius the Great perhaps early in his episcopal ministry, the treatise presents what John … Continue reading

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