The Early Christological Controversies: 1.1 Leading up to Nicaea

'Now at Lystra there was a man sitting, who could not use his feet; he was a cripple from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking; and Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he… Continue reading The Early Christological Controversies: 1.1 Leading up to Nicaea

The Early Christological Controversies: Introduction

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we… Continue reading The Early Christological Controversies: Introduction

The Historicity of Tradition

A question that comes up regularly in contemporary Christian discourse, be it in the academy or in conversation among non-academics, among laypersons and clergy, is the question regarding the metaphysico-ontological presuppositions behind our classical dogmatic and doctrinal vocabulary, the “world view” (to use a popular contemporary term) of the theologians, the Church Fathers, and the… Continue reading The Historicity of Tradition