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I forgot about this blog

I just accidentally found this blog again. I went to someone else’s blog on WordPress and clicked the follow button and OOPS! I’m still logged in to this blog! 507 more words

Theotokos and the Beatles

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

“Let it be”

And in my hour of darkness…

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How to Read the Bible from a Universalist Perspective

by Thomas Talbott, Ph.D.


I begin with a confession. For I must confess here at the outset that I am now utterly confident in the exegetical case for a universalist reading of the Bible as a whole, and I am also persuaded that the standard arguments against such a reading are wholly untenable. 5,892 more words


jedidiahpaschall reblogged this on ST. JUDE'S TAVERN and commented:

Protestant scholar Thomas Talbott presents a solid interpretative framework for universalism, interacting with several respected Protestant scholars in this helpful summary.

Origen and the Eschatological Creation of the Cosmos

by Fr John Behr, Ph.D.

After using for several decades G. W. Butterworth’s translation of Origen’s On First Principles (the standard translation used in the English speaking world for the better part of a century), I became convinced that not only was a new translation needed but a new critical edition. 4,262 more words


jedidiahpaschall reblogged this on ST. JUDE'S TAVERN and commented:

Origen is one of the most prominent and misunderstood figures in the history of the Church. Much of his work has been lost or destroyed. A prominent Eastern Orthodox scholar, Father John Behr has provided a new translation and more accurate arrangement of Origen's  (arguably) most important work On First Principles . The hefty price of $160 might chase most readers away, but it is probably a great investment for those who have an interest in the Church Fathers. Fortunately Behr has supplied a concise summary on one of Origen's most controversial theological reflections - the preexistence of the soul. The article is available over at the always fantastic blog Eclectic Orthodoxy:

To Hell With Them? Part 5

” – They who will give an account to him who is ready to judge the quick and the dead. Because it was for this that the good tidings were proclaimed to the dead, that though judged in the flesh according to human beings they might live in the spirit according to God.” 1 Peter 4: 5-6… 740 more words


Opera of the phantom

The pages of my copy of Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite are like the layers of a Monet landscape, comments on top of comments scribbled in various mediums (pink and yellow highlighter, pencil, black ink, blue ink – whatever was nearby) from multiple visits made to re-read its wonderful reflections. 589 more words

David B. Hart

jedidiahpaschall reblogged this on ST. JUDE'S TAVERN and commented:

Tom over at An Open Orthodoxy gives us a powerful excerpt from David Bentley Hart's The Beauty of the Infinite. I happily commend Tom's blog for its thoughtful theological reflection, as well as David Bentley Hart's works for their undeniable theological depth.