Way too long, but here’s why: my Touchstone article

I can’t believe I have so violently neglected my blog, but I have. Apologies to all, but now I guess all of you who subscribe will get something new in your inbox.

One of the things I have been doing is working on The Saint Constantine Academy, which has taken a large amoung of my time. There’s lots to talk about, but also lots up in the air, so I shall get back to it at another time.

What I have also been up to is working on the St. Basil Society, and especially the Basilian Journal. I also finally got out Basilian Media and Publishing’s first book, which has done very well for us, Amid Weeping There is Joy: Orthodox Perspectives on Tolkien’s Fantastic Realm.

Finally, I have a review in the most recent issue of Touchstone, Not the Best Case, assessing the first two Volumes of a four-volume work (I’ve read the beginning of the third volume, and it is horrifying, to say the least).

I hope you enjoy it.

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Professor of History
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3 Responses to Way too long, but here’s why: my Touchstone article

  1. henriqueheinrich says:

    I don’t know, but I feel that Orthodox writers have to make a form of “Geitesgeschichte” in pejus of the West just to sell “Orthodoxy” as an exotic product. The spurious accusations of rationalism is an example: if we mean by “rationalism”, the usage of apodictic methods of argumentation in theological discourses, then I’m rationalism because the Fathers used this method against heterodox writers. Wahts is your opinion on this Dr. Gary.

    P.S: By the way, I miss your posts on “energeticprocession”

  2. henriqueheinrich says:

    P.S 2: Sorry for my poor grammar. I´m not an English native speaker, so I can make some serious mistakes in writing. I hope I can improve my grammar if I keep writing. Anyway, thank you.

  3. Gary Cyril Jenkins says:

    Some Orthodox, unfortunately, but hardly all, and I would say hardly the majority. There is a subset which latches onto a caricature of scholasticism that sees it as reason über alles. Most have paid little attention to the work of the ressourcement movement (de Lubac, Danièlou, Hugo Rahner, von Balthasar, Bouyer) who spent immense energy showing that whatever scholasticism was, it was only a part, and not even the most important part, of Catholic theology.

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