These are a collection of papers I wrote in pursuit of my Masters in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ohio Dominican University.
-+*A common element between the asceticism we find in India and that in Palestine was the philosophy of dualism professed through a detachment from the material world; particularly with the Jains and the Essenes.
-+*This paper will explore the purpose and motives behind first historical document of the Roman Catholic Church on Freemasonry that would end up shaping the language and position of all future statements of the Church against Masonic order and all similar associations.
-+*The role and place of God in René Descartes approach to metaphysics is prime-sequitur. Being that God is first and supremely perfect; perfect knowledge of all things that follows from God is also dependent upon God.
-+*There remains to be fewer greater errors in regards to man’s historical perception of the Church than when he, sometimes in forgivable ignorance, posits that the Church emerged only after the Death of Jesus.
-+*When I say that the order the Old Testament has a theological chronology, what I am suggesting is that its order leads us not only into an appropriate encounter with God, but also leads us into how we ought to know God, and how we ought to walk with God. In this way, the Old Testament becomes a blueprint of the Halakhah (the way to walk with God, as revealed through oral and written tradition).