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Theology

“Theology” is not an end in itself. It is always but a way. Theology, and even the “dogmas,” present no more than an “intellectual contour” of the revealed truth, and a “noetic” testimony to it. Only in the act of faith is this “contour” filled with content. Christological formulas are fully meaningful only for those […]

The Divine Intimacy

Here is another poem from Saint Thomas Aquinas in honor of his feast day. This one expresses in poetic form some very deep theology on the nature of God and hints to mysticism not normally associated with the good doctor. Aquinas also shows his sense of humor in the self-deprecating jab at his weight. (Hint: […]

Bad Theology

In The Courage to Be, Paul Tillich describes bad and painfully wrong theology. The God of [bad] theological theism is a being beside others and as such a part of the whole of reality. He certainly is considered its most important part, but as a part and therefore as subjected to the structure of the […]

Original Sin

Before I found my faith, I had a real problem with the concept of original sin. The first time I attended RCIA classes with my wife, I used it as one of my excuses for dropping out of the classes. I remember someone describing original sin as a stain on humanity, that is all humans […]