Tag Archives: Theology

Reilly’s Romantic Religion

I have just begun to read R.J. Reilly’s Romantic Religion which is certain to make something I wrote with a similar title pale into insignificance. However, when I wrote Romantic Christianity, I was unaware of the existence of Reilly’s book. … Continue reading

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Romantic and Patristic Liturgy in Louis Bouyer

The work of Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a unique contribution to French ressourcement theology. A convert from Lutheranism and a French Oratorian, he followed John-Henry Newman in many ways, inspired by Newman’s patristic approach rather than a slavish conversion to … Continue reading

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Transitus Domini

I would like to share with you a blog version of a seminar I prepared when I was up at Fribourg. This is a subject that is highly appropriate for Lent as well as Holy Week and Easter. At the … Continue reading

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Science and Faith, a Warning

I have been haunted all day by the article Darwinism Is Dead, Now What? Towards A Rational Spirituality. We seem to have a compare-and-contrast exercise between materialistic atheism – Dawkins style – and the kinds of Christianity we sometimes encounter … Continue reading

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“The old Anglican, patristic, literary, Oxford tone transplanted into the Church”

My attention was drawn to Fr Hunwicke’s article The Anglican Patrimony. I find most of what this priest writes as irrelevant to my life as mine would be to him, but there is something here that provokes me to comment. … Continue reading

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“Catholicism made me Protestant”

I would like to draw your attention to an article that has appeared in First Things. I had better not reproduce it for copyright reasons, but there is no paywall. Catholicism made me Protestant. Read it there. I should attempt … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings

I wish all my readers a happy Easter full of the joy and hope that comes from the risen Lord. Should any of us have the slightest doubt, let us remember that there is no otherwise explicable way an image … Continue reading

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The Patrimony and Romanticism

I received a very kind e-mail about my last posting on what we continuing Anglicans are continuing. The correspondent in question is a priest in the Church of England but in the Forward in Faith jurisdiction. I think two paragraphs … Continue reading

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Conference in Oxford

I am still in England after having been at my Diocesan Synod in Westminster, served our little mission in Bristol, spent a day with a dear friend who was recently inducted as a parish Vicar, enjoyed precious time with another … Continue reading

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Rapture?

The junk-religion merchants, especially on YouTube, are at it again. This time, they are proclaiming the end of the world and the “rapture” for 18th April, only five days from now. The Americans are rattling the sabre against the Syrians … Continue reading

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