Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

Origen, the Sabbath, and the Literal Sense

N.R.M De Lange, Origen and the Jews: Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations in Third-Century Palestine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976) 40. The fullest discussion concerns the rules for the observance of the Sabbath.  Pointing out the impossibility of observing literally the … Continue reading

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Fox-News Special on Textbooks

I just watched a Fox-News special on textbooks in American schools, hosted by Tucker Carlson. Two things stood out to me: 1. Because homosexual schoolchildren and the adopted children of gay parents are being bullied, many schools have embraced anti-bias … Continue reading

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Obama’s Address to Schoolchildren

Tomorrow, President Obama will address America’s schoolchildren. Conservatives fear that he will indoctrinate them with his socialist agenda, while supporters of the President maintain that he just wants to encourage them to do well in school. I have no objection … Continue reading

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Patristic Carnival XXVII

Check out Patristic Carnival XXVII on Polycarp’s site!

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Immaculate Conception

Johannes Quasten, Patrology, vol. I: The Beginnings of Patristic Literature, from the Apostle’s Creed to Irenaeus (Westminster: Christian Classics, 1983) 297-298. The Christian thinker Irenaeus (second-third centuries C.E.) states in Against Heresies 3:22:4 that Mary was the second Eve, only … Continue reading

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