Category Archives: Eastern Orthodox

Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Theosis in Convergence with the Eastern Orthodox: Part Two

Picking up where we left off yesterday, in this post we will jump right into how Adam Neder places Barth in a positive relation to the doctrine of theosis; particularly within the Orthodox iteration of that. Just as a reminder … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Neder, Barth, Eastern Orthodox, Patristic Theology, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance | 6 Comments

Harnack’s Hellenization Thesis, Heretics, and Evangelizing Metaphysics: Thomas Torrance and Thomas Aquinas

In this post I will write off the top, for the most part, at least when referring to Thomas Torrance, and will offer some suggestions about how I think Torrance operated in his constructive methodology of retrieving patristic theology, and … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodoxy, Greek Orthodox, Patristic, Patristic Theology, Peter Leithart, Robert Jenson, T. F. Torrance, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism | 2 Comments

St. Ephrem the Syrian, Thomas F. Torrance on a Theology of Nature rather than Natural Theology

Thomas Torrance has many things in common with the Patristic theologians and writers he spent so much time with. Mark Mourachian a scholar of one of these early Christian theologians, St. Ephrem the Syrian, constructively brings T.F. Torrance into discussion … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrine Of Creation, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodoxy, Patristic, Patristic Theology, St. Ephrem the Syrian, T. F. Torrance, Theology of Nature, Thomas F. Torrance

Was Thomas Torrance Really a Calvinist? Georges Florovsky Thought So.

There have been some who have made the claim that Thomas Torrance was not a Calvinist; indeed, this claim has come from his fans and interpreters as well as his un-fans and antagonists. Myk Habets and I have colored TFT … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Orthodox, Evangelical Calvinism, Georges Florovsky, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance

image of the image of the image: Dei, Christi, Nos

Here is a good quote from Greek Orthodox theologian Khaled Anatolios on the vicarious humanity of Christ and Incarnation: A helpful way to synthesize the argument of Against the Greeks—On the Incarnation and to integrate it with Athanasius’s later and … Continue reading

Posted in Christology, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodoxy, Salvation | 5 Comments

If I Was Going to Convert . . .

. . . It would be to the Eastern Orthodox and not the Roman Catholic. Why? For one thing the EO don’t hold to the filioque, as much of the Western church does. For another reason, and I think this … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic | 10 Comments