Calvinism As Heresy

...  Jonah of the OCA today addressed a group of conservative Anglicans. In the course of ...  are now, in the Eastern Church, eminent for wisdom, and theology, and holiness, by the power of the Spirit. And it is most absurd [to ...

Self-Emptying

...  offer a brief apology to Buddhists - forgive me if I have mischaracterized ...  practices. We are enjoined by St. Paul to have within us the mind that was in Christ - specifically in His self-emptying love in going ...  loves," is something of an incomplete sentence. Christian theology would argue that only in the Trinitarian revelation does the statement ...

The River of Fire – Kalomiros

The River of Fire Copyright 1980 St. Nectarios Press THE RIVER OF FIRE by ALEXANDRE ...  in order to pervert human thought?     He used "theology". He first introduced a slight alteration in theology which, once it ...

Salvation in a Cloud of Witnesses

...  the nation’s historic resistance to the class structures of 17th and 18th century Europe (and later) as well as a positive response to ...  is divorced from their understanding of God. Trinitarian theology and soteriology have no particular or necessary connection. In such ...

The Agent of Change

...  inhabitants of our modern culture, we find ourselves trapped in a world of "cause and effect." It is a physical explanation of the universe that has, for all intents and purposes, become a universal ...  our culture (although itself the product of Christian theology rather than modern culture) is the understanding found within the 12 ...

The Absence of Beauty

...  can say without hesitation that God is the ultimate author of Beauty, and what we know and love of beauty is an echo or stronger of our ...  expect, because of the seamless garment of Christian theology, that someone who does not understand the necessity of beauty will not ...

How Can We Give Thanks?

...  capable of thanksgiving is capable of salvation. Fr. Alexander Schmemann I do not believe it is possible to exhaust this topic and that there are many things worth saying in a second article. Most specifically I ...  was coming to terms with the wrathful God of some Western theology (or the misunderstandings of the "wrathful God"). At the heart of ...

Christianity in a One-Storey Universe

...  written before about the two-storey universe that is part of our cultural inheritance in the modern world. I have noted that the default ...  If, however, they were bad, or failed to have correct theology, or a number of other factors, they have to go to the basement (this ...

Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev on the Descent of Christ into Hades

...  Europe  Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: Christ the Conqueror of Hell The Descent of Christ into Hades in Eastern and Western Theological ...  this event is understood differently. Liberal Western theology rejects altogether any possibility for speaking of the descent of ...

Which Way Does Time Work?

...  19 year-old son, who would probably rather watch episodes of almost any science fiction show than eat pizza (almost). He particularly ...  "open" to the future. I don't know enough about Protestant theology to discuss that idea (particularly since this involves some fringe of ...

Reverent Audaciousness

...  Love begets reverent audaciousness. Thus a handful of Apostles, hitherto faint-hearted, after the descent of the Holy Ghost were ...  man. This great gift also embraces in itself life-giving theology through a real dwelling in the Light of love. This passage from Fr. ...

The Hypostatic Nearness of You

...  years ago when I was writing academically on the doctrine of the holy icons, I came across a distinction made by St. Theodore the Studite ...  never been happy with the "as a tree falls so it lies" theology taught by some out there with regard to our death and judgment. Some ...

Once and For All?

...  have been puzzling some lately about the doctrine of Justification, particularly as understood by some Protestants. ...  sold under sin. And having descended into hell through the Cross, that He might fill all things with Himself, He loosed the pains of ...