Monthly Archives: February 2016

do not vote for laws you will not kill over

From Yale Professor Stephen L. Carter: On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between … Continue reading

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Origen’s Neo-Platonism

Origen was an early merger of Neo-Platonism and Christian theology. In his writings, he represents creation as a departion from God. God is immutable and changeless. God, therefore, is not to be thought of as being either a body or … Continue reading

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The Biblical Standard of Marriage

In the book of Matthew, Jesus is approached by the Pharisees. The Pharisees present Jesus with one of the contentious issues of the day: divorce. Jesus questions their fundamental understanding of marriage. To Jesus, when people are joined, they are … Continue reading

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omnipotence in platonism and in thomism

From Plotinus by Lloyd P Gerson: Where a creation metaphysics such as that of Aquinas differs from Plotinian metaphysics is in its claim that the [ἀρχή] of all is the sole cause not of the existence but of the being … Continue reading

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