Matthew Prechter Jul 8, 2019

“Two loves, then, have made two cities. Love of self, even to the point of contempt for God, made the earthly city, and love of God, even to the point of contempt for self, made the heavenly city. Thus the former glories in itself, and the latter glories in the Lord. The former seeks its glory from men, but the latter finds its highest glory in God, the witness of our conscience.” (City of God, Book XIV)

David M. Wright Aug 16, 2013

[Editor's Note: This is the first edition of a new weekly feature wherein we will be contemplating a single work of poetry or a portion of a poem. The tone of these posts will vary, ranging from academic to informal, but will always be driven by a deep and abiding love of poetry. We hope you enjoy and, please, join the conversation!]

David Hicks Aug 13, 2012

 IV. Mastery, Meaning and Mystery

David Hicks Aug 9, 2012

III. Basil and the Hexaemeron 

Now let us turn to S. Basil and his Hexaemeron. 

David Hicks Aug 6, 2012

II. Are we talking science or philosophy? 

Now, this argument will not impress the non-Christian or  “secularized Christian” for whom science, not Holy Scripture, is the final authority and for whom Nobel prize winners, not Church Fathers, offer the best answers to the cosmogonic questions.  So it is not enough for us to have a good grasp of Scripture and the way the Fathers interpret it.  We must also understand science and the built-in limitations of its methods and the knowledge it affords.

David Hicks Aug 1, 2012

I. Why Do We Care What the Fathers Think?