On December 14, 2022 the Notre Dame Department of Theology co-hosted a conversation between Catholic theology professor Jennifer Newsome Martin and David Bentley Hart focused on Hart's book You Are Gods. It contained some helpful material for better understanding this book which Hart claims is a fairly simple and even obvious articulation of Eastern patristic … Continue reading On Monism and Becoming Uncreated in Hart’s You Are Gods
“Is Creation Incarnation?” asks Dr. Wood
Note: We are grateful to share this book review by guest writer Lancelot Schaubert. He is a chaplain and artist working in Brooklyn as well as author of the novel Bell Hammers. In this essay, Lancelot reviews The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor by Jordan Daniel Wood. Now and again, … Continue reading “Is Creation Incarnation?” asks Dr. Wood
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
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
God’s Judgment Demands that We Prepare Ourselves to Complete Our Pasts: An Interview with Jordan Daniel Wood
"You're already beginning to change the past by preparing yourself to be the kind of person who will be able to do what you ought to have done when you're given the opportunity to do it again." —Jordan Daniel Wood While working together with Jordan on another project for three days this past week, I … Continue reading God’s Judgment Demands that We Prepare Ourselves to Complete Our Pasts: An Interview with Jordan Daniel Wood
Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?
My family and I read the last pages of David Bentley Hart’s novel Kenogaia out loud together the day after Super Bowl LVI when the Rams won over the Bengals. It was Valentine's Day 2022. We started 420 pages earlier during the Nativity Fast in December 2021. This fantasy novel by David Bentley Hart is … Continue reading Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?