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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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Sergius Bulgakov: The Irresistible Truth of Final Judgment

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead. The Great Assize—I am brought into the courtroom of the Divine Judge. Availing himself of the latest technology, the prosecutor presents a movie of my … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov: The Glory of the Resurrection

When the Lord Jesus Christ returns in glory, he will return in the body that was crucified under Pontius Pilate and raised from death by the heavenly Father on Easter morning—the same body in which he appeared to his disciples, … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov: Parousia and the Glorification of Creation

“But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet 3:13). When Christ returns in glory, the cosmos will be transfigured, transformed, transmuted, redeemed, renewed, sanctified, sophianized, glorified, deified. These … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov: The Parousia of the Theotokos

“The Lord comes in glory with all the holy angels and with the saints, with all that is holy on earth and heaven. But,” asks Sergius Bulgakov, “where is She, the Most Pure and Most Beloved One, raised into heaven … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov: The Parousia of the Holy Spirit

Just as we may speak of the eternal Son emptying himself of his glory in the Incarnation, hiding himself, as it were, in the flesh of the man Jesus of Nazareth, so we also may speak of an analogous movement … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov: The Parousia of the Son

The return of Christ in glory inaugurates the apocalyptic transfiguration of the universe. This “return” does not imply that our Lord ceased to be present to the world after his exaltation. “I am with you always,” Jesus promised his disciples, … Continue reading

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