These are a collection of papers I wrote in pursuit of my Masters in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ohio Dominican University.
This narrative is rich in theological meaning and real life praxis of the faith. There is a great deal to say here about the trustworthiness of God, the silliness of fear, and the benefits of showing humility before God and man. There is also a great deal to consider about Esau and the father in Luke’s narrative being like an image of the Church.
By searching out the most used keywords and themes in Pope Francis’ homilies from 2013 and 2014, I have found that Pope Francis does not seem to be very interested in engaging in a homiletic search or a proclamation of the Historical Jesus, such as we witnessed with his predecessor.
Altogether, the initial relationship between science and faith seems to be incompatible in regards to this question. Initially faith is only concerned with what to do with the possibility of ET life existing, while science is only concerned with answering the questions of if and how ET life exists.
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This paper will explore the purpose and motives behind first historical document of the Roman Catholic Church on Freemasonry that would end up shaping the language and position of all future statements of the Church against Masonic order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.
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).