Monthly Archives: May 2012

Prayer I: The Cosmic Activity

I think it was Evagrius of Pontus who said that prayer was the most demanding of all intellectual activity. Over the years I have been making a mental catalog of the ways in which that is true, and I have … Continue reading

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The Derogation of History

The derogation of History from its status as a liberal art into one in which it is a social science comes from the contradictions of materialism in the eighteenth century, and is best illustrated by the French Philosophe Denis Diderot. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Forgeries

George Smiley: Ever bought a fake picture, Toby? Toby Esterhase: I sold a couple once. George Smiley: The more you pay for it, the less inclined you are to doubt its authenticity. From John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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The End of Catholicity III, or Calvin Uncatholicized, or Life without St. Ignatius of Antioch

I was going to begin this post with Christ as the Icon of the invisible God, the express image of the Father; and that the law came through Moses, but grace and truth through Christ. The ultimate end of catholicity … Continue reading

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The End of Catholicity II

{You can read the first part of this here, along with the links to the other posts this alludes to} Martin Luther was a bit underwhelmed by St. James’ epistle, calling it an epistle of straw, and that because he … Continue reading

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The End of Catholicity. I

This post is in part a response to something posted by my long-ago acquaintance, Peter Leithart. I have already written at much greater length on this topic over at Energetic Procession, and I would encourage you to read that as … Continue reading

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Fr. Andrew on we terrible, Orthodox idolaters

This is a good read from my priest, Fr. Andew Damick in response to Peter Leithart’s most recent screed against Orthodoxy, we idolatrous brothers who are worshiping God through Baal and Moloch. I knew Peter Leithart years ago, and he … Continue reading

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