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Rehabilitating a Patriarch, Byzantine Thomism, and Ecumenical Theology

by Fr Christiaan Kappes I begin my little contribution by noting the origin of the idea to write an article on George-Gennadios Scholarios (d. 1472) came from Fr. Aidan because of little kindnesses some of you are used to, whereby … Continue reading

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The Essence/Energies Distinction and the Myth of Byzantine Illogic

by Fr Christiaan Kappes First of all, I heartily thank Fr. Aidan Kimel for inviting me to write a guest column on Palamism. Although, in the essence of the argument, it should not make a difference, I will start by … Continue reading

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Oecumenical Grace: Roman Catholicism and Created Grace

We begin with St Augustine of Hippo. Of course. His reflections on the mystery of grace have been determinative for Western Christianity. He taught the Latin Church that from beginning to end the Christian life is completely dependent upon the … Continue reading

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Can Analytic Philosophers Be Saved?

My tongue must be firmly placed in my check, for surely—surely!—there is one possible world in which analytic philosophers are in fact saved. Perhaps this world is that one. Perhaps. The question wickedly crossed my mind while I perused a … Continue reading

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