Posts Tagged ‘patristics’

On the Soul and the Resurrection continues. St. Macrina discusses Jesus’ parable of Dives the rich man and Lazarus the poor man, and why it’s good to get your suffering done on Earth. Then just in time for Halloween, we even have a patristic discussion of ghosts!

St. Macrina is such a theology/science geek. I mean, would this even occur to the average person on their deathbed? She’s either awfully tough-minded or giving her brother Greg a hard time to get him out of his grief rut. “Woooooooo… here I am on my deathbed, speculating about ghooooooosts….”

Part 7.



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An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine continues. Newman considers more instances of doctrinal development in practice in the early Church: original sin, infant baptism, communion in the hand, and the homousion.

(Btw, I know I don’t correctly pronounce homousion, or homoiousion, or any of that Greek stuff. Sorry. I do try, but I’ve never taken any kind of Greek.)

Ch. 4B


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