Monthly Archives: September 2021

Book Review: “A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology”

A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology: Introducing Beliefs and Practices. By Eve Tibbs. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021. 224 pp. $26.99 (paper). In a book designed to educate readers about a particular Christian denomination—or “tradition,” as many are now fond of saying—one can reasonably expect such a work to discuss the denomination’s distinctive character,…

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A Critique of Transubstantiation

Introduction In my freshman year of college, as a newly minted theology student, I began to think through the question of “Why do we reject Transubstantiation?” I was blessed to have a Systematics professor who assigned the Reformed Orthodox,[1] so, naturally, I picked up my copy of Francis Turretin’s Institutes and scoured the section on…

A Homily for Good Friday Part II

The Second Homily Concerning the Death and Passion of our Saviour Christ That we may the better conceive the great mercy and goodness of our Saviour Christ in suffering death universally for all men, it behoveth us to descend into the bottom of our conscience, and deeply to consider the first and principal cause wherefore…

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The Abolition of Man and the Need for Christian Humanism

“It would be no exaggeration to say that the more progress ‘humanity’ as an abstraction makes towards the mastery of nature, the more actual individual men tend to become slaves of this very conquest.” (Gabriel Marcel, Man Against Mass Society) Just before the first English lockdown began last year, I read Alan Jacobs’ book The…

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