Alasdair MacIntyre and Open Theism: the Lament of a Christian Platonist

While it would be the height of hubris to suggest that I am capable of following the many profound contributions of Alasdair MacIntyre to the world of Christian thought, I can claim him as a long-standing hero of mine. It also seems clear enough in a lecture delivered on November 11, 2022 that MacIntyre has … Continue reading Alasdair MacIntyre and Open Theism: the Lament of a Christian Platonist

Rowan Williams and Peter Bouteneff on Schmemann, Bulgakov and Much More

Peter Bouteneff and Rowan Williams These two authors (one the student of the other) had a remarkable conversation on September 17, 2021 as part of the Luminous: Conversations On Sacred Arts podcast in an episode entitled "Rowan Williams: the Holy Arts and Holy Folly." I have recently posted my own reviews on this blog of … Continue reading Rowan Williams and Peter Bouteneff on Schmemann, Bulgakov and Much More

An Introduction to Sophia and Sophiology

Sophiology is most strongly associated with Sergei Bulgakov (l87l–l944) who faced official condemnation for his writings on the subject in 1935 by Patriarch Sergey of Moscow and the Synod of Karlovci (Yugoslavia). Following this, Bulgakov’s own bishop, Metropolitan Eulogius of Paris, established a committee to examine his work. They found his system questionable but not … Continue reading An Introduction to Sophia and Sophiology