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Doomed, Doomed . . . Doomed to Happiness

David Bentley Hart controversially asserts that human beings are doomed to everlasting happiness—yet should the claim be controversial? Christianity has long taught that the human being, created by the divine Word in the image of the Word, exists in dynamic orientation … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Truth of Final Judgment

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. The Great Assize—I am brought into the courtroom of the Divine Judge. The prosecutor presents a movie of my … Continue reading

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Irresistible grace: our secret hope?

How would you answer the title question? In yesterday’s article “Irresistible Grace: Is Sergius Bulgakov an Augustinian?” I probably should have noted some of the differences between Sergius Bulgakov’s irresistible glory and St Augustine’s irresistible grace. The most obvious difference … Continue reading

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Irresistible Grace: Is Sergius Bulgakov an Augustinian?

“The theophany of the parousia,” Sergius Bulgakov declares, “has all-conquering power and irresistible force” (The Bride of the Lamb, p. 492). As we saw in the previous article, he believes the persuasive power of the parousial manifestation of the glorified … Continue reading

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