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Outline of Maximus’ Cosmology

Chapter 3: The Logos, logoi, and created beings Key to Maximus’s cosmology is the mystery of Christ (64). The logoi are all contained in the divine wisdom, not just his thoughts but his acts of will. Logoi are ideas through … Continue reading

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Review: Orthodoxy and Esotericism (Kelley)

My friend James Kelley gave me a complimentary copy. It is common parlance to say, “We should apply our faith to culture.”  In such slogans the words “faith” and “culture” are never defined and always used in the most abstract … Continue reading

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Notes on Plotinus

In light of the recent discussions on analogia entis and such, I decided to post these notes.  I am neither agreeing nor disagreeing with Plotinus. This is just what I jotted down when I read through the Enneads last summer. … Continue reading

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Pannenberg on Spirit as Life Force

Pannenberg suggests that we gloss pneuma and ruach in the Bible along the lines of “force” or “power” and not in the Stoic terms of “mind” (Systematic Theology, Vol 1, pp. 372ff). Origen defined incorporeality as God’s undivided simplicity (de … Continue reading

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