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Isidore, Sententiae 1.1.3

In the third sententia in the first chapter of Book 1 of his Sententiae, Isidore focuses on God’s immateriality.1 3. Quod materiam habet, unde existat, mutabile est, quia de informi ad formam transit. Quod vero non habet materiam, immutabile est, sicut Deus utique est. Bene, ac substantialiter sunt ista in Deo, id est, incorruptio, immortalitas, incommutabilitas. Unde et […]

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Isidore, Sententiae 1.1.2

In Sententiae 1.1.2, Isidore equates God’s immortality with his immutability:1 2. Quid est Dei immortalitas, nisi eius incommutabilitas? Nam et angeli et animae immortales sunt, sed immutabiles non sunt; ideoque solus Deus dicitur immortalis, quia solus incommutabilis est. Nam anima moritur, dum, deserente Deo, de bono in malum mutatur, sic et angelus, dum, deserente Deo, est lapsus. 2. […]

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Archive Nota Bene Sacred Doctrine Steven Wedgeworth

Where All Of This “Trinitarian” Stuff Came From

Derrick Peterson continues to steal TCI’s heart in this five-point installment of what appears to have been a thesis paper but surely ought to become a book: How Neo-Thomism Affected 20th Century Trinitarianism Part 1- Thesis Part 2- Thesis Continued Part 3- First Case Study– The Construction of Eastern and Western Trinitarianism Part 4- Case […]

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Die Hellenization Thesis! Die!

Derrick Peterson has been writing heroic essays for quite some time now, but I have only just recently stumbled upon him. Still, better late than never, and this post from May 25th really does tear down the old “Hellenization Thesis”–the idea that Greek culture or philosophy partially or mostly corrupted a prior “Hebraic” way of thinking […]

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Whose Theism? Which Platonism?

Thomas Weinandy writes in his magnificent work Does God Suffer? of David Griffin’s process theology: We have obviously returned to the pagan religious and Greek ontological dualisms of the past. In his early works Griffin, as well as other process theologians such as Pittinger and Ogden, criticized the early church Fathers for being unfaithful to biblical […]