Monthly Archives: November 2016

Summary and Outline of St. Athanasius’ “On the Incarnation”

Summary of St. Athanasius’ ‘On the Incarnation’ To purchase a very readable modern translation of St. Athanasius’ ‘On the Incarnation’ click here. To purchase this excellent handbook to the early church fathers click here. “His treatise on the Incarnation of … Continue reading

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Josef Pieper – The meaning of life, according to Plato

To purchase this book by Josef Pieper (it is an amazing little book), please follow this link. “I wish to sum up Plato’s stance [regarding the meaning of human existence] in three brief statements: The First Statement: To perceive, as much … Continue reading

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Sophistry, propaganda, and the drowning out of Truth and Reality

“It is entirely possible that the true and authentic reality is being drowned out by the countless superficial information bits noisily and breathlessly presented in propaganda fashion. Consequently, one may be entirely knowledgeable about a thousand details and nevertheless, because … Continue reading

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Plato’s understanding of atheism

“Atheist means, for Plato, first and foremost the man who denies the operation of Reason in the world.” Copleston, Frederick Charles. A History of Philosophy: Volume 1. Garden City, NY: Image, 1962. 191. Print.

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