Examples of Doctrinal Development in Eastern Orthodoxy

In an effort to develop common ground between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, I have decided to briefly discuss the concept of doctrinal development and its existence in Eastern Orthodoxy. Some in Orthodoxy object to the concept of doctrinal development, as evident by the work of Fr. Daniel Lattier, an Orthodox priest and theologian, who lists the […]

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Review of Bishop Hilarion on The Reception of the Ecumenical Councils in the Early Church

I’d like to review Eastern Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev’s article “The Reception of the Ecumenical councils in the Early Church” which was published by St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly in 2003. Purpose of the Paper The purpose of Bishop Hilarion’s paper is to explain how Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox could possibly reunite without either communion […]

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Fr. Peter Totleben on Palamism from a Thomistic Perspective

Can Palamism and Thomism be reconciled? Do the apparent differences rise to a dogmatic level? Michael and Erick discuss Palamism and Thomism with Fr. Peter Totleben who answers these and other questions. Fr. Peter Totleben is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph and faculty member for Theology at the Josephinum Pontifical College […]

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Erick Ybarra vs. Jay Dyer: The Papacy Debate

Michael starts out by discussing Canon 6 of Nicaea I and Roman Primacy with Erick. After an hour Jay Dyer joins the video for an impromptu debate with Erick on the papacy. The show then examines many issues including epistemology, the papal charisms, development of doctrine, etc.  

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Solutions to the Church Crisis (Round Table Discussion)

Are there any solutions to the crisis in the church? Michael Lofton, Erick Ybarra, Craig Truglia, Timothy Flanders and Dustin Quick discuss various methods that may help improve the condition in which the church finds herself. For more information visit: Timothy Flanders: https://meaningofcatholic.com Erick Ybarra: http://erickybarra.org Craig Truglia: https://orthodoxchristiantheology.com Dustin Quick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU01LxYSzVQ      

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10 Questions for the Palamite

10 questions for the Palamite on essence/energies, simplicity, Thomism, dogma and other related topics.           Below is a transcription of the ten questions for the Palamite:   Both Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox agree God is simple. Neither claim he is a composite being. The Roman Catholic Church has dogmatized the […]

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Justification (Round Table Discussion)

In this episode, Michael Lofton, Erick Ybarra (Roman Catholic), Craig Truglia (Eastern Orthodox) and Dr. Brian Dellinger (Baptist) discuss the topic of Justification by Faith Alone.   Please excuse the technical difficulties with the video and audio at certain points.

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The Road to Unity: The Obstacles to Full Unity Between Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians

Introduction Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics have many similarities. It can be argued that the two communions share much in common concerning of the Trinity, Scripture, Redemption, the Sacraments and Eschatology. The obstacles remaining between the two ecclesiastical bodies, however, are profound, and result in a lack of Eucharistic communion. These obstacles will be explored […]

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