Category Theology

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905)

Chapter IV The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism In history there have been four principal forms of ascetic Protestantism (in the sense of word here used): (1) Calvinism in the form which it assumed in the main area of its influence in Western Europe, especially in the seventeenth century; (2) Pietism; (3) Methodism; (4) the […]

The Church is One

by Alexei Khomiakov (1804-1860) Unity of the Church THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH follows of necessity from the unity of God; for the Church is not a multitude of persons in their separate individuality, but a unity of the grace of God, living in a multitude of rational creatures, submitting themselves willingly to grace. Grace, […]

Pietism as an Ecclesiological Heresy

by Christos Yannaras 1. The historical coordinates We give the name “pietism” to a phenomenon in church life which certainly has a particular historical and “confessional” starting point, but also has much wider ramifications in the spiritual life of all the Christian Churches. Pietism made its appearance as a distinct historical movement within Protestantism, at […]

From Theology to Philosophy in the Latin West

By: Philip Sherrard From: The Greek East and the Latin West – A Study in the Christian Tradition, Oxford Univ. Press 1959, Denise Harvey 1992. WE HAVE SPOKEN of a certain retrogression in Christian thought during the later Middle Ages, and this in respect of the theology of both the Latin and the Greek worlds. […]

Things Jesus Never Said

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The Episcopal Church Welcomes You

We have noted with vexation that contempt for divine truths has reached such a level that even women, it is reported, serve at the holy altars. Everything that is entrusted exclusively to men is performed by the sex that has no right to do so. And of all these obnoxious transgressions which we reprimand singly, […]

Christianity or the Church?

by St. Ilarion (Troitsky), Holy New Martyr of Russia Introduction Usually, people prefer to remain silent concerning a matter which they know nothing about and do not understand. This, of course, is completely sensible. Let us imagine, for example, a person who knows nothing about chemistry but who, nevertheless, constantly insists upon interfering in the […]

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