June 5, 2011

In May 2011, Pope Benedict XVI had a historic conversation from the Vatican with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.  He said that science and scientific exploration were “a powerful stimulus to reflect on the limitless heavens and meditate on the creation of it all, we are struck by the mysteries of His greatness.”[i]  He suggested that faith and science are partners.  Yet at times they seem to be balanced on a pole during a walk across a high-wire. Official… Read more

June 4, 2011

Christian identification with Divine Wisdom as the Holy Spirit, though not widespread, dates to at least Theophilus of Antioch (d.183?) and Irenaeus of Lyons (125?-202?).[i] Despite Orthodoxy’s official denunciation of Sophianism, Sophia has had a role in the Orthodox faith from early-on as evidenced by construction of a church and cathedrals to honor her – Constantinople (360 A.D., 415 A.D., and 537 A.D.), Novgorod (989 A.D.), and Kyiv (1057 A.D).[ii] Modern Sophiology traces its roots to the eighteenth century.  Ukrainian philosopher Hryhorij Savyc Skovoroda… Read more

May 19, 2011

Holy Sophia (Divine Wisdom) is the Holy Spirit.  Belief that Sophia and the Spirit are the same dramatically shifts the Christian paradigm theologically, philosophically, and how we live a Christ centered, Christian driven life.  It challenges us to reassess low and high Christology.  Different ways to do and approach theology are revealed.  Our understanding of the centrality and unifying significance of the Eucharist becomes, if possible, even more mystical.  This specific definition of Christian Sophiology can be for many the… Read more

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