Archive for February 27th, 2008

The Ring and the Book continues, with more of the story from the POV of the friends of Pompilia and the Comparini family.

Book 3B.


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On Prayer continues, with another controversial chapter. On the one hand, Origen has some great stuff to say about the “debts” we owe each other, God, and the world. On the other hand, Origen actually argues that some sins can’t and shouldn’t be forgiven by any human being, or even sacramentally! (Sometimes, it’s easy to believe that he cut off important bits, but hard to believe that he learned his lesson from it.) So… pay attention to the part where he’s making sense, and not to the other bit.

Chapter 18: And Forgive Us Our Debts As We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors.


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