Thoughts on the filioque controversy

I have been thinking about the Filioque controversy. The Orthodox tradition affirms the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father … and nothing need more be said. The Catholic and Protestant traditions affirm the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father AND the Son. I agree with the Orthodox that this AND is problematic as it tends toContinue reading “Thoughts on the filioque controversy”

Lord as Ladder of Perfection

In her book Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies throughout the Ages, Ursula King writes: “A wealth of scriptural passages have inspired Jewish and Christian mystics alike. Through an allegorical reading of Scripture, the mystical significance of particular texts was heightened so that biblical images and teachings nourished Christian mystics through the ages. In theContinue reading “Lord as Ladder of Perfection”

How should I explain my theology?

For better or for worse, I find blogs tend to be a lot less systematic and a lot more situational than books. Like many other bloggers I find many of my posts here are inspired by events in my life, my communities and my conversations with others, both online and offline. But in the interestsContinue reading “How should I explain my theology?”

Animal Theology

I recently came across references to a book on Animal Theology by Andrew Linzey and these comments caught my interest: ANIMAL RIGHTS is animal theology, in Andrew Linzey’s view. He argues that historical theology, creatively defined, must reject humanocentricity. He questions the assumption that if theology is to speak on this issue, “it must onlyContinue reading “Animal Theology”