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The Sacrifice that God Commands

This is the first in a projected series of disconnected posts on Tertullian’s Apologeticus (c. 197). In ch. 30, Tertullian notes how zealously he prays for the Roman Emperors, seeking their safety from the true God in whose hands are all the empires of the world. This is much more beneficial for them, he believes, than […]

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Thomas Buchan on Nicea

Peter Leithart has a summary of Thomas Buchan’s recent conference presentation on the Council of Nicea and the Nicene Creed. In it, Fr. Buchan makes many sound historical points which support our own reading of the early church and the Council of Nicea. Dr. Leithart summarizes: For starters, he pointed out that the Nicene Creed […]

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Natural Law in Romans 2:14–15: Ambrosiaster

Romans 2:14–15 is one of the most important of biblical texts that bear on the idea of “natural law.” I’d like over time to compile a sort of catena of Western exegesis of this passage (admittedly, the surrounding verses are important too, but I’m trying to keep it manageable). I will try to go in chronological […]