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Ruminating Romans: Is faith a condition of salvation?

Let us assume for the moment that the Pauline phrase pistis Christou is rightly translated “faith in Christ.” What then does it mean? What is its function within the theology of St Paul? In classical Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox exegesis, … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Proclaiming the Gospel

I am under obligation to barbarians as well as to Greeks, you see; both to the wise and to the foolish. That’s why I’m eager to announce the good news to you, too, in Rome. I’m not ashamed of the … Continue reading

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St Athanasius: The Incarnation as Revelation

If the knowledge of God was to be restored and the human race saved, it was necessary that the eternal Word and Image of the Father assume a human body. Only the radical solution of the incarnation could have achieved … Continue reading

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St Athanasius: The Life of Man is the Knowledge of the Father

Created from out of nothing, man is, by nature, incapable of apprehending the transcendent Creator; yet because he is also created in the image of the divine Image, he is given the possibility and privilege, by grace, of knowing God. … Continue reading

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