Tag Archives: Holy Tradition

The Infallibilities of Christ Pantocrator

Of all the religions of the world, George Lindbeck avers, “Christianity is the most abso­lutely–or outrageously–infallibilist, and therefore the one least capable of surrendering the notion of infallible dogmas” (“The Infallibility Debate,” in The Infallibility Debate, p. 120). This is … Continue reading

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The “Infinite Content of the Dogmatic Formulae”: Stăniloae and (Rethinking) the Limits of Dogma

by Alvin Rapien Dogma, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is “a fixed belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without any doubts.” Such a definition is echoed within both popular and academic understandings of religious … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura, Holy Tradition, and the Hermeneutics of Christ

by Robert F. Fortuin It is not uncommon to hear Eastern Orthodox Christians assert that ‘holy tradition is the context of scripture’—by this is meant that the Bible cannot be separated from the practice and theology of the community of … Continue reading

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Dogma and Doctrine in the Orthodox Church

The debate on apokatastasis inevitably raises the question: Has the Orthodox Church definitively, infallibly, irreversibly excluded the universalist hope? Must Christians believe that some, perhaps many, will be eternally damned? Does everlasting hell belong to the dogmatic consciousness of the … 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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