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St Cyril of Alexandria: Holy Scripture and the Grammar of the Son

I recently finished reading On the Unity of Christ by St Cyril of Alexandria. Somewhat surprisingly, I found it slow-going—not because of its philosophical difficulty but rather its exegetical density. Cyril is a biblical theologian, and he would counter the … Continue reading

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Dogma, Doubt, Modernity, and Ghetto Theology

Early last month Peter Enns published an article titled “Experience Teaches Us to be Radically Undogmatic.” My immediate thought when I read the title: “How very dogmatic of Dr Enns.” I then proceeded to read the article, which, as it … Continue reading

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Can we read our way into the Trinity?

For the past six months or so I’ve been following with great interest Ben Nasmith’s ruminations on the Holy Trinity over at his blog “Cognitive Resonance.” Ben is trying to figure if the trinitarian doctrine is both biblical and philosophically … Continue reading

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A Conversation with St Paul: What Does Scripture Mean?

Have you ever found yourself reading the Epistle to the Romans and thought, “It sure would be nice if St Paul were here and could explain to me what he meant when he wrote, ‘For we hold that a man … Continue reading

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When Scripture Becomes Scripture

The writings of the Bible exist as historical artifacts and may therefore be read as historical artifacts. We must seek to understand them within their historical context. We need to know all sorts of things: we need to know who … Continue reading

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