July 23, 2013

 David Russell Mosley Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 23 July 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is another brief extract from the second chapter of my thesis on Creation and deification. I hope you enjoy. The Role of Humanity in Creation This brings us to role and place of humanity in creation. We will discuss more fully in the section below humanity being made in the image and likeness of God and how nascent humanity… Read more

July 22, 2013

David Russell Mosley  http://elflandletters.wordpress.com/ Feast of St Mary Magdalene 22 July 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, In that same post on facebook and twitter I mention here, another thing people asked for was more book reviews. To that end, I have collected some of my book reviews written on goodreads and shelfari and will repost them. I may occasionally expand them and will eventually get to a point where I start writing more reviews for the blog, but… Read more

July 19, 2013

David Russell Mosley Festival of St Gregory of Nyssa and St Macrina 19 July 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Today, I wanted to share another portion of my thesis. Sadly, this section neither features Gregory of Nyssa, nor his sister Macrina. Instead, it focuses on some work I’ve done concerning Thomas Aquinas’s Five Ways or Proofs of God and their relationship to deification. I hope you enjoy. Thomas Aquinas’s Five Ways as Evidence of Deification A. N. Williams… Read more

July 17, 2013

David Russell Mosley http://elflandletters.wordpress.com/ 17 July 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, I recently asked some friends on facebook and twitter what they would like to see more of on my blog. One of the ideas was to write more about my thesis, maybe give extracts. There is a hard line to balance here. If I put too much, publishers might view this as already published material and not wish to publish it themselves, but to do nothing at… Read more

July 16, 2013

David Russell Mosley http://elflandletters.wordpress.com/ 16 July 2013 Commemoration of Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, I can hardly believe I’ve been at this for a year. I’ve had many blogs in the past. I believe it all started with Xanga for me. Then I moved to a Myspace blog, then a Facebook blog. After that I discovered blogger and used it to create several different blogs. I was never able to keep one going, so… Read more

July 10, 2013

Dear Friends and Family, Several times now on this blog have I written about Faerie and the enchantment of our universe. Today I wanted to reflect on a few different things I’ve come across lately in relation to this. What Is Faeriean Metaphysics? Faeriean is an adjective I made up at the recent Centre of Theology and Philosophy Conference on the Soul after hearing John Milbank’s response to William Desmond’s paper. I’ll come back to that in a moment. I got… Read more

June 28, 2013

Dear Friends and Family, Well, I’m up, if not at ’em, this morning and back in Nottingham after the Centre of Theology and Philosophy’s conference on The Soul. The conference was, in a word, excellent. Never have I attended a conference so large, so full of varying positions on the conference theme (as well as other issues) and yet so friendly and cordial. I made many new friends and got to spend time with some old ones. My paper was… Read more

June 24, 2013

Dear Friends and Family, This week I and several of my colleagues here at the University of Nottingham are preparing ourselves for this year’s Centre of Theology and Philosophy conference on The Soul. The line-up definitely looks excellent: Plenary 1: Iain McGilchrist and Conor Cunningham Plenary 2: John Milbank and David Bentley Hart Plenary 3: Marilynne Robinson with response from John de Gruchy An Interview with Mary Midgley in conversation with Graham Ward Plenary 4: William Desmond and respondents. Plus a… Read more

June 19, 2013

Dear Friends and Family, Well, today I just wanted to do a quick wrap-up of the past few weeks. I had the idea to start highlighting some of the members of our staff that I knew well and who, in my opinion, were not well known outside their specific circles. I wanted to introduce people to some of the truly stellar members of our faculty about whom they might not have heard. This quickly turned into short pieces on all… Read more

June 18, 2013

Dear Friends and Family, Today I want to introduce you to our Islamic Studies associate professor, Dr Jon Hoover. Jon, as well as his wife, often teach courses on the history of Islam as well as the relation of Islam to other religions, both historically and contemporaneously. Jon did his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. From there, his interests seem to have changed and he received an MA in Theological Studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in… Read more

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