Papal Supremacy, Essence/Energies and the Filioque: The Inadequacy of Implicit Argumentation.

Much ink has been spilled on how to properly understand the First Vatican Council’s teaching on Papal supremacy, which Canon 331 in the Code of Canon Law summarizes as being “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power…”. The profuse number of documents addressing this doctrine are abundant, partly due to the problem of ultramontanism within […]

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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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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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