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Heart of Darkness: On Searching for Meaning and Meeting Uncertainty

Leopards break into a temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes a part of the ceremony. Who are the leopards? What is the temple? Is it a true tale? Does it represent the […]

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The Church Fathers On Creation, by David Hicks (Part 4)

IV. Mastery, Meaning and Mystery Following the biblical narrative, the theology of the Fathers always begins with Creation. This is where their profound and crucial understanding of God begins, with the Father Almighty who is in the beginning, Maker of heaven and earth; with His Son, the Word, through whom all things were made; and

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The Church Fathers On Creation, by David Hicks (Part 3)

III. Basil and the Hexaemeron Now let us turn to S. Basil and his Hexaemeron. The Hexaemeron is the title of Basil’s nine Lenten sermons on the first chapter of Genesis. Although the evidence suggests that Basil delivered these sermons extemporaneously to working men and women, the ancients regarded this as his greatest work, and

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