- The “Unreasonable Effectiveness of Reason” and the Collapse of Classical Foundationalism
- Martin Luther on Antinomian Preachers
- Origin and Limitation of the Satisfaction Theory of the Atonement:
- Worship and Liturgy in the Later NT and Early Fathers
- Excerpts from “Confessions of a Doe” by St. Justin Popovich
- The Laws of Thought: A Short Historiography of a Paradigm in Transition
- The Paradoxical Justice of God (St. Isaac the Syrian, Homily 60)
- Freud’s Critique of Religion
- Prof. Danny Shectman Receives Nobel Prize for New “Impossible” Form of Matter: Infinitely Variegated Quasicrystals
- What is the Largest Number Representing Something Empirical?
- Did Luther Get It Wrong? Most Major Contemporary Pauline Scholars Say “Yes”
- Was the Tower of Babel a Ziggurat?
- Dikaiosyne Theou (The Righteousness of God) in Contemporary Biblical Scholarship
- The “Born Again” Narrative in John 3: An Aramaic Impossibility? Well, No!
- Who or What is God?
- Lord, Bless My Enemies (An Incredible Prayer of St. Nikolai of Ochrid)
- Propitiation or Expiation? Did Christ “Change God’s Attitude?”
- Richard J. Bauckham on The Relatives of Jesus
- Can God Make a Stone He Cannot Lift?
- Dr. Martin Hengel on the Historical Reliability of the Gospels
- Psalm 22:16 5/6HevPs: “They Pierced My Hands and Feet” (Dr. Peter W. Flint’s Position)
- Bart Ehrman’s Lost Christianities: A Critique (Part I)
- G. W. F. Hegel’s Paradigmatic Revolution: Outline and Critique
- Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem: The Most Important Mathematical Theorem in the Twentieth Century
- New 3-D Image …of Jesus?
- Love and Loving
- Fibonacci, Fractals, and Inorganic Teleology
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Category Archives: Theology
“Foundationalism has been the reigning theory of theories in the West since the high Middle Ages. It can be traced back as far as Aristotle… Aquinas offers one classic version of foundationalism. There is, he said, a body of propositions … Continue reading
I. ORIGIN OF THE SATISFACTION THEORY OF THE ATONEMENT (from Church historian Jaroslav Pelikan): “…the processions and the drama of the Middle Ages kept the motif of Christus Victor alive even when Latin theology was no longer able to deal … Continue reading
The thesis of God as a “father-wish” originated with the publication of Sigmund Freud’s main critique of religion, The Future of an Illusion (1927). This thesis has been widely discussed and analyzed; only some highlights will be reproduced here. 1. … Continue reading
by Bishop Kallistos Ware (PhD, Oxford)* “What or who is God? The traveller upon the spiritual Way, the further he advances, becomes increasingly conscious of two contrasting facts—of the otherness and yet the nearness of the Eternal. In the first … Continue reading
The Greek word ιλαστηριον/hilasterion -which itself can be translated as either “propitiation” or “expiation”- is found in the NT but a few times (the most important instances for the doctrine of atonement are three: Rom 3:25; 1 Jn 2:2; 4:10); … Continue reading
R. J. Bauckham, “Relatives of Jesus,” in Ralph P. Martin and Peter H. Davids, eds., Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship (1997), pp. 1004-1006. Various relatives of Jesus are the subject … Continue reading
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English, edited by Martin G. Abegg, Peter W. Flint and Eugene Charles Ulrich contains a footnote on the Psalm 22 fragment from the Dead Sea, … Continue reading
[a note to readers: some of the most important comments in this essay are in the footnotes; it is highly recommended that each one be viewed] “I hear that divisions exist among you, and in part I believe it.” –1 … Continue reading
A recent 3-dimensional computer-generated image from the Shroud of Turin was presented on the History Channel: I have always thought the Shroud images were a dead ringer for the ancient Pantokrator icons, gold coins from Justinian’s reign, etc. (see below), … Continue reading