November 4, 2007

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Patristic Carnival V

Patristic Carnival V is up at The God Fearin' Forum, with a link to my post on "Dionysius". It is a truly ecumenical venture, and I recommend that you all check it out.

Notable posts include:

  • A collection of quotes on the Eucharist at The Byzantine Anglo-Catholic which is of interest in connection with my last post. I also commend to you the quote from Chrysostom at the bottom which, like most quotes from Chrysostom, is both spiritually deep and practically challenging.

  • A summary of St. John of Damascus' "On the Divine Images," a book I have been intending to read for some time now, at For God, For Country, and For Yale. This summary confirms my general suspicion that the early iconodules may not have believed anything that Protestants ought to find objectionable - there is nothing in the summary that I would call idolatrous or otherwise heretical. Furthermore, many of the considerations put forth in favor of icons are similar to some of the considerations I gave against throwing out the baby with the bathwater in our Protestant rejection of the Catholic/Orthodox parctices with regard to saints and icons in my posts, On Icons, and on Worship and Veneration. This makes me all the more interested in reading this book.

Posted by Kenny at November 4, 2007 6:15 PM
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