Category Archives: Middle Ages

DESULTORY THOUGHTS, PART THREE: THE PROBLEM OF THE LOGOI OR PREDETERMINATIONS OF GOD

It is very important for anyone who thinks that the logoi doctrine is a bridge between Orthodoxy, on the one hand, and Western metaphysics, on the other hand, to heed what I am about to say: The Orthodox have always … Continue reading

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The Incarnate Holy Spirit in the Christian West: Mythical Birds and Potent Potables, Part One

In a recent book I wrote the following: In his Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit, Saint Photius claims that the Western Christian dogma of the filioque leads inexorably to the notion that Christ’s flesh and blood body gives birth to … Continue reading

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WHAT ARIUS KNEW (AND THE CHRISTIAN WEST STILL DOES NOT): FR. JOHN ROMANIDES ON THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

©James L. Kelley 2017 According to Fr. John Romanides, the First Ecumenical Council was not a convocation of textual critics and careerist ecclesiastics who hoped to use scholarly methods or up-to-date philosophy to understand Church teachings. In other words, they … Continue reading

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“ROMEOSYNE” ACCORDING TO PROTOPRESBYTER JOHN ROMANIDES AND CHRISTOS YANNARAS: A RESPONSE TO PANTELIS KALAITZIDIS by James L. Kelley

In his 2013 article “The Image of the West in Contemporary Greek Theology,” Pantelis Kalaitzidis, director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, has launched a critique of the supposed ideological, nationalistic, and even racist underpinnings of the theologies of … Continue reading

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“Paul Virilio: For the Love of Speed (Part One)” by James L. Kelley

A window into Paul Virilio’s thought is gained if we consider the French theorist’s fable of the origin of speed. Virilio imagines ancient man’s inner and outer life as set in motion and ever-after conditioned by his ambiguous orientation toward … Continue reading

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THE INDO-EUROPEAN HOMOGENESIS

In Vedic literature we find texts that carry on an I-E tradition that life-power (AV 18.2.23 “being, power, and energy”) is attained by the moon and stars via their capacity as “watchers.” That is, the celestial bodies reflect the rays … Continue reading

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James L. Kelley, “The Zombie Mass: The First Crusade and the Origins of Zombie Hysteria”

The Zombie Mass: The First Crusade and the Origins of Zombie Hysteria –James L. Kelley “They are no Franks, but living demons!” –Chanson d’Antioche Note: For clarity, quotations from ancient and modern sources will be rendered in bold script The … Continue reading

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