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Tychonius of Africa: His Exegesis & Ecclesiology

One of the most underappreciated Latin theologians and Church Fathers today is Tychonius of Africa, who lived during the late fourth century AD. This fact is surprising considering the that Tychonius’ two works, The Book of Rules (Liber regularum) and Exposition on … Continue reading

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Divorce & Remarriage in the Latin West: An Addendum

Many months ago, I made a post on the history of divorce and remarriage in the Latin West during the first millennium. In this post, I presented two Church Fathers, six church councils, and four penitential prescriptions that allow for … Continue reading

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Divorce & Remarriage in the Latin West: A Forgotten History

NOTE: I have since made a follow up post for this topic, which has further arguments and evidence. Click here to see it as well. Over the past many years, there have been a number of internet articles that speak of … Continue reading

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Upon this Rock: An Addendum

Recently it has come to my attention through criticism that my previous blog post on the Latin exegetical tradition of Matthew 16: 18-19 does not accurately take into account the Catholic Church’s position of Peter as the Rock and the … Continue reading

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Pope Francis: Enemies of the Enlightenment

About a couple of weeks ago, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow expressed himself as against the concept of human rights. Needless to say, the backlash against such comments was substantial insofar that the patriarch felt the need to respond. He made … Continue reading

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Catholic Proof Texts and One-liners for Papal Primacy Debunked: Part One

If there isn’t anything more annoying to an Orthodox individual who happens to engage in debate with a Catholic, it is the endless proof texts that Catholics trudge out to prove their case for their version of papal primacy, namely … Continue reading

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Pelagius Explored: On His Own Terms Part Three/Conclusion

For the past several weeks have been discussing the various aspects of Pelagius’ theology on grace. In part one, I discussed his concept of Creation Grace (die Schöpfungsgnade) and in part two Revealed Grace (die Offenbarungsgnade). In this final post … Continue reading

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Pelagius Explored: On His Own Terms Part Two

In Part One of my series on Pelagius, I had previously discussed the historical context in which Pelagius developed his doctrines regarding grace and free will. Additionally I mentioned the three types of graces that Pelagius believed in: die Schöpfungsgnade … Continue reading

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Pelagius Explored: On His Own Terms Part One

Issues regarding free will, consciousness, autonomy, and human nature have always fascinated me, both from the philosophical perspective and the theological perspective. One of the most interesting subjects within Christian theology has always been the subject of human free will … Continue reading

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Book Overview: John Blair’s The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society

John Blair’s The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society is a superb study on the history of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England from the sixth century to the twelfth century and its ecclesiastical structure. Two peculiarities had set the Anglo-Saxon Church apart from … Continue reading

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