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Here is the grand fact that Protestant theologians always overlook. They, in reality, always present nature and grace as two antagonistic powers, and suppose the presence of the one must be the physical destruction of the other. Luther and Calvin, weary of the good works, and shrinking from the efforts to acquire the personal virtues enjoined by Catholicity, began their…

In Eric Voegelin: Philosopher of History Webb comments, of liberal conceptions of order in history, that they “overlook the transcendent dimension of the human project, but they notice the immanent one. They overlook the helkein, but they notice the reality and importance of zetesis” (Webb, 1981, 248). Yet I suspect that either liberal thinking is virtually pervasive in the West…

Liberal culture’s anti-child practices are bound up with a logic of childlessness most basically defined in terms of a forgetfulness of being and its Origin and expressed by the marginalization of philosophy, leisure, and liturgy as ways of being and acting. We can adequately address either these practices or this logic only by addressing both of them at the same…

History has an ineradicable place in Christian theology.[1] In the Judeo-Christian tradition, history is the “place” where God’s revelation and offer of salvation is made to human beings. History is the “place” where human beings are also free to choose to respond to this graceful gesture by an expression of faith, living a moral life and reliving and celebrating the…

On April 5th, Rabbi Avram Mlotek authored a piece for the Jewish Telegraph Agency, titled, “I’m an Orthodox rabbi who is going to start officiating LGBTQ weddings. Here’s why” (Mlotek, 2019).
The most compelling rationale for his departure from traditional orthodoxy is found in the concluding paragraph of his article: “We are long overdue for a new paradigm” (Mlotek, 2019, para.…

Late in his most recent book, Seven Types of Atheism, John Gray quotes Schopenhauer identifying what he sees as a major problem for Christian apologetics: “A religion which has as its foundation a single event, and in fact tries to make the turning point of the whole world and of all existence out of that event that occurred at a…

John Gray has come a long way. One might even say he’s made progress. Once a sympathetic interpreter of Mill and Hayek, his devotion to understanding classical liberalism began to militate against his devotion to advocating it, until he became the fierce critic of liberalism we know today. He has more admirers than he has allies. Among many classical conservatives…

I. Prospective and Perspective
This article offers a revisualization of Jesus, not as a Christian diptych representing Jesus and Christ, the before-and-after-the-Crucifixion figures of conventional historical and theological thinking, but as two portraits, one of Jesus as a Jew who can be a model for living Jewishly today, the other as the demi-god Jesus who became the god Christ.  This effort…