Tag Archives: God

THE CREATION OF GOD

My s/h bookshop came through for me again. I have just picked up a book by Philip Carr-Gomm called In the Grove of the Druids, discussing the druidic teachings of Ross Nichols. The author is the current Chief of the … Continue reading

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Nicolas de Cusa on God, Motion and the Transcendence of Contradictories

Metaphysics demands that we seek for the origin of existence beyond the conceptual categories with which we perceive and organise the world.  This is what is meant by the failure of all positive metaphysical theories, that we must look elsewhere … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Divine Simplicity and The Problem of Attributes

In ‘western’ or dualistic philosophies the problem of attributes arises and is intractable. It is one of many such ‘barriers to knowledge’ collectively known as the ‘problems of philosophy’. Here is Colin McGinn wrestling with this problem as a teenager … Continue reading

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Evagrios the Solitary and the Philokalia

 The Philokalia (from the Greek – “love of the beautiful”) is a collection of texts written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries mostly by monastic writers of the Christian hesychast tradition. It was compiled by St. Nikodemos of the Holy … Continue reading

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The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart.

Thanks to a recommendation from @whitefrozen, for which I’m very grateful, I have discovered the Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart and over Christmas read his history of Christianity and also his book The Experience of God: Being Consciousness, Bliss. Here … Continue reading

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Atheism and Theism

Occasionally I find myself in dispute with an atheist or theist. This is not because I enjoy banging my head against a brick wall but part of a long-running investigation into how best to communicate across the great divide that … Continue reading

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