Brief Thoughts on the Bradshaw/Tomaszewski Discussion on Essence and Energies

I recently watched the discussion between Dr. David Bradshaw and Christopher Tomaszewski on the essence and energies distinction, which was hosted by the channel Intellection Conservatism. Both of these men have been guests on my channel and I’ve appreciated their content. I also enjoyed the discussion and feel both behaved charitably; in fact, they both […]

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The Difficulty of the Divided and Undivided God

Note: A PDF copy of this paper may be retrieved here: The Difficulty of the Divided and Undivided God When reading some of the great works by revered authors throughout the ages, one occasionally discovers perplexing phrases, such as the God “beyond being,”[1] who is said to be “not a thing”[2] in the corpus of […]

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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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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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