Daily Archives: December 18, 2018

Transubstantiation: Was Thomas Aquinas a Semi-Calvinist?

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
“The colour and shape of the host is not the colour and shape of Christ’s body,” declares Herbert McCabe; “the location of the host, its being on the altar does not mean that Christ’s body…

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What does Binding and Loosing in Heaven and Earth Mean? – Matthew18:18-20

Reading Acts “Binding and Loosing” in Matthew 18:18-20 is another very difficult sayings in Matthew. It is also one of the most misused sayings in of Jesus. It is applied to personal and corporate prayer to encourage Christians to agree … Continue reading

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A Question about Forgiveness – Matthew 18:21-22

Reading Acts Matthew 18:21–22 (ESV) Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture in community — Triablogue

1. A popular Catholic trope is that, contrary to sola Scriptura, Scripture was meant to be read in community. It can’t be properly understood apart from the interpretive community of faith. To flesh out the argument: the Bible is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Etruscans

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
The Etruscans, by Michael Grant For a variety of reasons, I have long been interested in the language and history and culture of the Etruscans.  For one, they are an obscure people whose language…

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Book Review: Carthage: A History

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Carthage:  A History, by Serge Lancel But is it a history?  There is no doubt that I would enjoy reading a good narrative history of Carthage if it could be found, but this book…

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Book Review: Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Carthage Must Be Destroyed:  The Rise And Fall Of An Ancient Civilization, by Richard Miles Reading this book in many ways is like reading a Greek tragedy.  One knows from the title the end…

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Millgram-Elijah goes directly to heaven — theoutwardquest

2 Kings 2 tells how Elijah was translated into heaven and how Elisha inherited his role as leader of the prophets. This story is odd in that it puts into the midst of a chronicle about historical kings and prophets … Continue reading

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Mary + Elizabeth = Good Trouble — Deeply Plaid

Mary’s visit to Elizabeth is the meeting of two prophesies: one of John, one of Jesus. It is the upending of conventional means of power. Two women of particular scorn have come together. One was barren: a sign of cursed-ness. … Continue reading

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