This comes from a discussion over the weekend. Thought I’d share and expand it a bit. Doctrine: lex orandi lex credendi Theology: fides quaerens intellectum 1.) The doctrine of the Church, sans fundamentalist conspiratorial notions and colonialist revisionist history, is the product of the lack of full understanding by the early church but one we were […]
Vincent of Lerins
Thomas Oden looks to St. Vincent as a way to give rebirth to orthodoxy. I would like to explore St. Vincent and Clement of Alexandria’s focus on the true Gnostic. For now, here is St. Vincent: Is there to be no development of religion in the Church of Christ? Certainly, there is to be development and on […]
My interest in the concept of personhood is multifarious as I believe it will help in building a proper theology for various elements in our society and Church. In reading Vincent of Lerins, I happened upon this chapter from his Commonitory (ch14). Unlike Tertullian’s less defined, or unrefined, persona in describing the Father, Son, and Spirit, Vincent (a […]
I was first made familiar of Vincent of Lerins through the use of the Orthodox Study Bible, finding him to be no less abrasive today that he was 1600 years ago.Perhaps that is one of the reasons he is rarely used today – he focused on orthodoxy. In reading though my old thoughts on the […]
Vincent of Lerins is, like Boethius, a favorite of mine from the post-Nicene writers.
Why is it, if God is ineffable, do we spend so much time attempting to describe Him in the exact wording?