Archive Authors Calvin E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Calvin the Cappadocian

In Q/A 25 of the Geneva Catechism, commenting on the Apostles’ Creed, John Calvin strikes the note (for the children!) of the majority of the Christian tradition, given great emphasis by, e.g., Gregory of Nazianzus: God’s essence is unknowable to us and incomprehensible. We therefore know him from his works and his effects–from the ways […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Do You Believe in Magic?

Talk of the supposed “disenchantment” of the world of “modernity” continues apace, providing (as it has always done) a cottage industry for academics and connoisseurs of Angst–and little else. I thought it might be useful to have a quick look at the history of the word, and what it means–or, at least, what it has […]