Slavery in Gregory of Nyssa as a Wound that We Inflict Upon Christ

In 2009, David Bentley Hart made bold claims about Gregory of Nyssa as the first in the ancient world to denounce slavery in utterly uncompromising terms. This was in Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Yale University Press). While Hart does not provide much by way of footnoting or defense in his … Continue reading Slavery in Gregory of Nyssa as a Wound that We Inflict Upon Christ

What of Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse is Shared with Wilken’s The Myth of Christian Beginnings?

[Advanced notice: Please see one correction in a comment below from David Bentley Hart.] Robert Louis Wilken Two of Robert Louis Wilken’s wonderful books blessed me a few years ago (The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God and The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity). For another project recently, … Continue reading What of Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse is Shared with Wilken’s The Myth of Christian Beginnings?

Introduction by Jordan Daniel Wood to The Whole Mystery of Christ

Great fifteen-minute introduction below recorded by Jordan Daniel Wood for his forthcoming book The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor (October 2022 from Notre Dame UP). Jordan gives a quick overview of Maximus scholarship and then moves through the contents of his book with helpful comments on his main points. https://vimeo.com/747294503/3954167c0a

Some Interviews with Jesse on Fairies, the Fall, and the Restoration of All Things…

I was recently invited by Steven HAuse with Love Unrelenting to talk about universalism (5 minutes), interfaith relationships (7.5 minutes), the atemporal fall (13 minutes), and the aliveness of all creation (7 minutes). Around the same time, I was invited to talk about the restoration of all things by Eric Van Evans with Conscious Philosophy … Continue reading Some Interviews with Jesse on Fairies, the Fall, and the Restoration of All Things…

David Bentley Hart’s Questions about Jordan Wood’s Christology

Note: This report was updated for accuracy in several details on August 23, 2022 based on input from a few of those involved. And see also this most recent response by Hart. This is a dispute that I don't really understand. However, I'm trying to follow it, and below is Hart's latest summary of his … Continue reading David Bentley Hart’s Questions about Jordan Wood’s Christology

Maximus, Paul, and Jesus on Annihilation and Apocatastasis

In seventeen minutes on this video from Love Unrelenting, Jordan Wood recently gave a brilliant account of why Maximus the Confessor is best understood as a universalist. Wood goes well beyond the famous Maximus scholar Hans Urs von Balthasar who Wood summarizes by saying: His position was that Maximus was himself a confident universalist but … Continue reading Maximus, Paul, and Jesus on Annihilation and Apocatastasis

A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

If you have not yet read "You Did Not Forsake the World: A Sermon for the Dormition" by David Armstrong at A Perennial Digression, please leave this page and do so. With David's permission, I'm reposting much of it here with two brief connections of my own afterward (in hopes that another few readers might … Continue reading A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

David Opderbeck on David Bentley Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse

Author note: We are grateful to Dr. Opderbeck for this review. He is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School and also teaches in Seton Hall’s Department of Religion. In addition to his law degrees, he holds an MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the … Continue reading David Opderbeck on David Bentley Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse