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Division of Being in St Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Contra Eunomium’

by Robert F. Fortuin The ultimate division of all that exists is made by the line between ‘created’ and ‘uncreated,’ the one being regarded as a cause of what has come into being, the other as coming into being thereby. … Continue reading

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Desiring Dragons

by Jonathan Geltner Part I: Glimpse But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting … Continue reading

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Supplying the Missing Universalist Premise

Last week Dr Brendan Triffett published “Where the Chasm Really Lies: A Libertarian Infernalist Responds to Fr Aidan Kimel.” It’s not often that anyone directly replies to my writings on the greater hope, so I quickly read it. I confess … Continue reading

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If God is going to deify everyone anyway, why not deify everyone immediately?

by David Bentley Hart Frankly, Al, I find the question very strange. In part, because its premise is an absolute banality: that life is a kind of contest, played within the arbitrary constraints of the clock, at the end of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Rowboating with God: The Mystery of Synergism

Several years ago I telephoned a well-known Orthodox theologian and asked him to elabo­rate on the doctrine of synergism. He pointed me to the words of the  Apocalypse of John: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any … Continue reading

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Double Agency: Conceiving Divine and Creaturely Causality

We begin, I suggest, by getting clear in our minds the kind of relationship that exists between Creator and creatures: God’s creative activity is not external to the universe, as is our relation to such things as stoves and books. … Continue reading

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