Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

What is the Christian Faith About?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth by his Son and for his Son. It was the will of God that his life and love should be … Continue reading

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The Double Figure of the Eucharist; Eating Christ’s Flesh by Participating in the Fellowship of Christ

Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ? … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Present at the Event; Thomas Cranmer’s Lord Supper as a Figure of our Redemption

THE Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather is a Sacrament of our … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Campaigning on Behalf of the Orcs; On the Prudential Nature of Voting

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. -A quote attributed to Albert Camus, but I can’t find the source Orcs for the … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

What Aquinas Means by Infallibility; Ontological versus Epistemic Infallibility

There is a passage from the Summa which is frequently appealed to by Roman apologists which goes: Now the formal object of faith is the First Truth, as manifested in … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Overcoming the Key of Knowledge with Power; The Problematic Development of Papal Infallibility

If the historical evidence of the Catholic Church for the stability of the faith in the See and the Successor of Peter be not sufficient to prove, as a fact … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Two Kingdoms, Church Institutions, and the Purpose of Excommunication in the 1604 English Canons

In the Scripture, the word “Church” has two main meanings, apart from others; one of which means the congregation of all the saints and true believers, who really believe in … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 6 Comments

“Moved by the authority of the Catholic Church”; An Analysis of what Augustine Said

There is an oft repeated quote from Augustine which is frequently used in Roman polemics against the Protestantism: For my part, I should not believe the gospel except as moved … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment