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Perelandra and the Mystery of Male and Female

by Edith M. Humphrey, Ph.D. (This reflection comes largely from the last chapter of my forthcoming book on C. S. Lewis, Further Up and Further In: Orthodox Conversations with C. S. Lewis on Scripture and Theology, St. Vladimir’s Press. It … Continue reading

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Should we call God “Mother”? May we? Must we?

The call to introduce into the liturgy female imagery for God is back in the news. I had begun to hope that the issue had gone the way of the dodo, but apparently I was wrong. Bloggers, always hungry for … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Nihilo: The Grammar of Transcendence

“The Rule of Truth that we hold is this: There is one God Almighty, who created all things through His Word. He both prepared and made all things out of nothing, just as Scripture says: For by the word of … Continue reading

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St Basil of Caesarea and the Not so Simple God of the Gospel

If Eunomius is convinced that we may comprehend the substance of God and accurately name it “unbegotten,” St Basil the Great is equally convinced that the living God of Jesus Christ surpasses all human knowing and is beyond all names. … Continue reading

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Unbegetting the Eunomian God

“God is unbegotten substance,” declares Eunomius. When we say this, we are stating a precise definition of God and thus comprehending him as he truly is. Eunomius certainly does not mean to suggest that we thus know God exhaustively and … Continue reading

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