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AUGUSTINIAN LOGOI VERSUS ORTHODOX LOGOI: A COMMENT

The logoi spoken of by Augustine are “rationes seminales,” the seeds of development that make sure an embryo develops correctly into an adult (but also, they make sure movements of inanimate objects are orderly). This kind of logoi is fine … Continue reading

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DESULTORY THOUGHTS ON SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, AUGUSTINE, LOGOI, POLITICAL THEOLOGY, AND “WHO IS A CHURCH FATHER?”

No Father of the Church has ever held that investigation of nature through the senses per sé renders any  knowledge that exceeds the probable. To aid the seeker in achieving natural theoria in preparation for the vision of God, Clement … Continue reading

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Creation and Redemption in Fr. John S. Romanides’ Ancestral Sin

©James L. Kelley 2017 In “Creation, Fall, and Salvation According to Greek Philosophy in General,” the opening chapter of Fr. John’s Ancestral Sin (pp. 41-50),[1] a Hellenistic view of creation and redemption is contrasted with the Orthodox teachings on the … 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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James L. Kelley’s Response to Hans-Georg Lundahl’s Critique of Fr. John Romanides

Go here to read Lundahl’s post and Mr. Kelley’s response: http://filolohika.blogspot.fr/2012/03/is-romanides-accurate.html. Lundahl claims that Fr. John Romanides mishandled an ancient source, Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities, 3.10.1-6. The details may seem tedious to even Fr. John devotees, but here is my … Continue reading

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James L. Kelley, “Yoga and Eastern Orthodoxy: A Meeting of the Twain?”

James L. Kelley “Yoga and Eastern Orthodoxy: A Meeting of the Twain?” Patanjali, in his Yoga Sūtras, presents a distinctive mode of ascetical practice called Yoga. Though Patanjali’s system influenced later dualistic traditions in Indian religion, he did not detect … 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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