Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXVI

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Monogamy

After my post on 500 Days of Summer, I thought more about the search for “the one,” or a “soul mate.” A lot of times, I feel American society is a moral cesspool, in which people have casual sex without … Continue reading

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Logos, Memra, Monotheism, John 1

James L. Kugel and Rowan A. Greer, Early Biblical Interpretation, ed. Wayne A. Meeks (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986) 122. The legislation of the fourth and fifth centuries protected the Jews but prohibited them from any real participation in the life of … Continue reading

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500 Days of Summer

I saw 500 Days of Summer today, at the suggestion of my therapist. It’s about a guy named Tom who meets a girl named Summer. Tom buys into all this “searching for your soul mate” jazz, while Summer is more … Continue reading

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Strings Attached to an Unconditional Promise?

In II Samuel 7, God makes to David what appears to be an unconditional promise: God would grant David an everlasting dynasty, in that there would always be a Davidid sitting on the throne of Israel. If the Davidic monarch … Continue reading

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Heaven and Earth

Robert Lamberton, Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition (Berkley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986) 216-217. Proclus was a fifth century Neo-Platonist who treated Homer as an allegory. One problem many … Continue reading

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