Tag Archives: Thomism

When Hell Becomes Dogma: The Closing of the Catholic Mind

My working principle: once eternal damnation is accepted by an ecclesial community as dogmatically binding, three things happen: Holy Scripture and the patristic tradition will be read through the dogma. Preaching and theological speculation will be governed by this dogma, … Continue reading

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St Gennadios Scholarios on Prayer and God’s Providence

by Matthew C. Briel, Ph.D. A couple of weeks ago I had a late night discussion with two senior colleagues who asked me about my work on Gennadios Scholarios (1400-1472) and his reconciliation of the Thomistic and Palamite accounts of … Continue reading

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Sin, Hell, and the Victory of Pascha

I am reposting this 2016 article by Brian Moore because it is one of the finest articles on universal salvation that has been published on Eclectic Orthodoxy during its seven glorious years of existence. Given that we are presently living … Continue reading

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Sed Contra: Apokatastasis for Thomists

My friends know that I rarely listen to podcasts. I prefer to read essays and short books. Plus podcasts just take up so much time, time I could be spending watching Game of Thrones or dreaming about life in Rivendell. … Continue reading

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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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St Thomas Aquinas: God as the Act of Being

Well over a decade ago, I asked Fr Augustine Dinoia (now Archbishop Dinoia) the best way for me to begin reading St Thomas Aquinas. He recommended Timothy McDermott’s concise translation of the Summa Theologiæ. I began reading the book, making … Continue reading

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