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Social Justice and Caring for the Poor in the Early Church

A while back a popular conservative commentator got all up in arms over the term “social justice”, warning his listeners to flee their church if the pastor mentioned it because it was code for communism.   960 more words

Listening To The Saints

Is the Holy Spirit 'encounter-able'? (and Basil of Caesarea)

What does it mean to experience the Holy Spirit?  Is it possible to ‘encounter’ the Spirit?

This week, I had a great conversation with my spiritual director Fr. 3,580 more words

St Basil the Great, 'On the Holy Spirit' (for Pentecost!)

On the Holy Spirit by Basil the Great

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read this treatise twice, once in the older, Anglo-Catholic Victorian translation, and once (most recently) in this translation. 293 more words

Classic Christianity

Musings on Scripture, Tradition and Reading Long Dead Christians

One of the things that has divided Roman Catholics from Protestants for centuries is the question of what has authority.  The Protestant movement from the beginning held to sola scriptura, scripture alone.   1,050 more words


Old Georgian phrases and sentences 43 (on natural transformations)

I was first led to a sentence in the passage below thanks to a citation in the Georgian dictionary of Sarjveladze and Fähnrich (2005), 632, s.v. 605 more words


Basil of Caesarea's On the Holy Spirit

I recently read through Basil of Caesarea’s classic work On the Holy Spirit.  Basil is one of the Cappadocian fathers and this work on the Holy Spirit was hugely influential in the Council of Constantinople’s editing and affirmation of the Nicene Creed, including stronger language on the deity of the Spirit.   1,617 more words

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