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East and West: The Essence and Energies Distinction

“Regarding the divine names as names of the energeiai enables Gregory to achieve a powerful synthesis. He unifies the Trinitarian argument of Athanasius with traditional reflections about the divine names, and more particularly … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Iconography and the Tabernacle

Seraphim Hamilton is a great up and coming, young Orthodox Theologian with a good deal to say. You can catch some of his writings on the well known Orthodox, Ancient … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Incarnation and Intercession of Saints

Here is a response my friend Daniel Palomino gave to someone’s question on how the saints in heaven can hear us. —————————————————————————————— “For saints in Heaven to even hear thousands … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Active Persons and Alternative Possibilities (A.P.A.P)

S.1 Cappadocian View of Personhood and Edwardsian Free Will A choice is said to be free if a person does what they want. The highest want is the efficient cause … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Free Will and Creation in Light of the Multiple Goods in God

At first it didn’t make sense to me how evil, free will, multiple goods and whether or not creation was absolutely necessary, were connected. To be honest, it’s still a relatively … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hilary of Poitiers on the ordo theologiae and commentary by Joseph Farrell

Originally posted on Energetic Procession:
“The term homoousios (of one substance) may express a grasp of the true faith; but it lends itself to deception.  If we apply it to…

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Augustinian Confusion: A sufficient safeguard from Arianism? Not at all.

Originally posted on Energetic Procession:
Excerpt from God, History, and Dialectic by Most Rev. Photius (Joseph P.) Farrell, S.S.B., D.Phil.(Oxon.):  When St. Augustine wrote his De Trinitate, he may have…

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thinking Out Loud: Jonathan Edwards and the Necessity of Creation.

Credit to Perry Robinson at Energetic Processions, for his work in this field that has helped me to understand these issues. *all quotes, unless otherwise stated, are excerpts from the … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Sola Scriptura and Anarchy – Clay Whitteberry

Clay is personal friend of mine and undergraduate Philosophy student. I’ve asked his permission to re-post his short essay on the issue of Sola Scriptura and how it relates to … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 16 Comments

Beautiful A Capella Singing

As soon as it starts I’m getting the chills. This is beauty. I could only imagine being part of liturgy with this singing and those acoustics. You really get the heavenly … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 Comment