Tag Archives: Maximus the Confessor

Preaching the Gospel of Predestination

How can the Church recover the preaching of predestination? It seems an impossibility. When treated abstractly, as an explanation of why some are saved and others are not, predestination must always function as an existential threat to our personhood and … Continue reading

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But the Problem of Free Will

by David W. Opderbeck, Ph.D. As mentioned at the end of my previous post, David Bentley Hart’s argument in That All Shall Be Saved depends on a specific understanding of human freedom and the will. In response to the “free will” argument … Continue reading

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U-turns and Transcendentals

by Pastor Tom Belt I’m delighted to be back at Eclectic Orthodoxy – my home away from home. I’m always informed and challenged by the content and the company here. It’s like pulling a chair up to a warm hearth … Continue reading

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The Gethsemene God

In A.D. 451 the Council of Chalcedon solemnly defined the doctrine of the Incarnation: So, following the saintly fathers, we all with one voice teach the confession of one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: the same perfect … Continue reading

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St. Maximus the Confessor on the Will—Natural and Gnomic

by David Bradshaw, Ph.D. My aim in this paper is to identify the distinctive contribution made by St. Maximus to the development of theories of the will. I will also offer some tentative comments regarding the contemporary value of his … Continue reading

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John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity

In his various essays and books, Fr John Meyendorff frequently speaks of God’s assumption of fallen humanity in Jesus Christ. As we asked in our previous post on Met Kallistos Ware, so we ask now of Meyendorff: What does the … Continue reading

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St Maximus the Confessor, Hell, and the Final Consummation

by Pastor Thomas Belt “God has put all things under his [Christ’s] feet. But when it says, “All things are put in subjection under him,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things under him. When all … Continue reading

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