Spreading the Word: Early Account of Christianity

A fascinating retelling of an early account of the 'weird new Christians' given in the 2nd century CE by a Roman. What a different perspective it is. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTilTcdVAb8&t=269s Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered …

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Spreading the Word: History of Medieval Philosophy – Podcast on Aquinas

Recently I published a short post with my notes on the 13th-century philosopher's and Christian theologian's St Thomas Aquinas thoughts on the soul. I am continuing to research this influential and interesting thinker, and today I share with you a podcast on Aquinas, by the BBC programme In Our Time. Enjoy! Saint Thomas Aquinas by …

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Aquinas On Soul – Brief Notes

For St. Thomas Aquinas, any material substance (unlike immaterial, for example, angels) is a metaphysical unity made of matter and form. The substantial form is what configures or organizes the matter into this substance and not any other. For a human being, our substantial form is our soul. Human souls are rational. Therefore, according to …

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Spreading the Word: Baltic Crusades

Today, I share with you a podcast episode by the BBC4, which discusses ''the Baltic Crusades, the name given to a series of overlapping attempts to convert the pagans of North East Europe to Christianity at the point of the sword''. Since I am originally from this region, this is a special one to me. …

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Let’s Talk Miracles – What Are They?

Last year around this time I wrote about miracles. More specifically, the 18th century Scottish philosopher's David Hume's views on them. It is that season again when my thoughts, at least sometimes, turn to the topic of miracles. Perhaps especially this year. Wouldn't the world really need a few good miracles now! It turns out, …

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