“Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 4 – God’s Dwelling Within – Theosis)

There comes a time when God no longer hides his grace from us.  When God knows our soul to be ready and fully mature there is a mystical union that occures.  Continue reading ““Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 4 – God’s Dwelling Within – Theosis)”

“Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 2 – Basis for Union with God: Love not Intellect)

Some Protestant theologians see the Word as the only means of divine revelation. They say it was intended for our intellect. But this is a sign of a person distinct from us rather than one in union with us. This view explains their emphasis on Bible study and their denigration of the sacraments and all that is considered mystical. Continue reading ““Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 2 – Basis for Union with God: Love not Intellect)”

Matthew Gallatin: Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells

Matthew Gallatin is the author of the popular book, Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells (Conciliar Press, 2002). Audiences around the country have heard him share the story of his journey from evangelical Protestantism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. “Pilgrims from Paradise,” his weekly podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, reaches thousands of listeners each month with timely teachings on the Orthodox Christian experience. Continue reading “Matthew Gallatin: Thirsting for God in a Land of Shallow Wells”

The Psychology of Atheism

by Professor Paul C. Vitz

The title of this paper, “The Psychology of Atheism,” may seem strange. Certainly, my psychological colleagues have found it odd and even, I might add, a little disturbing. After all, psychology, since its founding roughly a century ago, has often focused on the opposite topic-namely the psychology of religious belief. Indeed, in many respects the origins of modern psychology are intimately bound up with the psychologists who explicitly proposed interpretations of belief in God. Continue reading “The Psychology of Atheism”

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