‘ Theology ’ Category

Apologetics, Theology

Some More Materials for Apologetics

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In the blog post “In Defense of the Trinity and the Council of Nicea” I listed some articles from the old Bible Workshop.  Here are some more links from the Apologetics section:In How The Cults Are Twisting Scriptures, I provide ...
BEC, Scriptures, Theology

The Spiritual Senses of Scriptures and the BEC

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I think it was Carlos Mesters (was it from the book “Fiori senza difesa”?) who made me realize that the BEC is the place where the Spiritual senses of the Scriptures unlocked, discovered and lived.  But in the schema he ...
Augustiniana, Theology

Minister of Word and Sacraments

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The priest, Augustine writes is "minister of the Word and the sacraments." The definition appears in two letters writtent on two different occassions. The first time the definition appears is in a letter he wrote to his bishop, ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Rapture

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The Rapture
I was going through the Search terms used in accessing this site, and I found a search query in the form of a question: "The origin of the word rapture?" Remembering that I already wrote an article on the topic ...
Pop Culture, Theology

Evil and the Problem Thereof

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The refrain of a Black Eyed Peas' song goes
Augustiniana, Theology

The Total Christ

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The doctrine of the Totus Christus should be recovered -- this was what Tarcisius van Bavel, OSA wrote some years ago.  The doctrine is Augustinian; it is the result of Augustine's continued reflection on the Pauline theological insight on the ...
Apologetics, Christology, Theology

Metzger on the Divinity of Christ

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Metzger on the Divinity of Christ
Back in 2005, I found a page authored by Bruce Metzger entitled "On the Deity of Christ." But then I forgot about it until a few days ago when I was going through my old Bible Notes and found ...
Catechism, Christian Life, Christology

Jesus’ Cry on the Cross

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Jesus’ Cry on the Cross
And at three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34, NAB) The first time my attention was called to this passage ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
Magisterium, Theology

Clarification on the Teaching about the Church

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Zenit has published the English translation of the document "Clarification on the Doctrine of the Church." The document is short and regards five questions about Vatican II's doctrine on the Church. The questions are:
Scriptures, Spirituality, Theology

The Way of the Poor Christ and the Gospel of Well-Being

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The day’s gospel reading from Mark is about Jesus' question "Who do you say that I am?" (Mk. 8:27–33) Peter seemed to understand when he gave the answer "You are the Anointed One".  His subsequent attempt to put a stop to Jesus ...
Theology

The Santo Niño and the Total Christ

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With the feast of the Sto. Niño coming up, let me offer some thoughts on this subject. I think it is time to put to devotion to Sto. Niño on a firm theological basis, otherwise, such a devotion will just ...
Theology

In Defense of the Trinity and the Council of Nicea

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In the process of recovering my old blogs, I found three that during their time were quite well received. These are blogs responding to allegations that the doctrine of the Trinity is based on the so-called Johannine Comma and ...

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