Tag: Toll Houses

On the Toll Houses Again: A Byzantinist’s Thoughts
Church History, Theology

On the Toll Houses Again: A Byzantinist’s Thoughts

David Bentley Hart’s recent article on the toll houses is very welcome in that the discussion has turned away from refuting the occasional “pro-toller” to a scholarly and detached examination of texts and contexts and the theological implications of their worldview. I do not intend to explain that the notion of the aerial toll houses…

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Nor Height Nor Depth: On the Toll Houses
Theology

Nor Height Nor Depth: On the Toll Houses

Among a great many Orthodox scholars in the academic world (especially when they gather together in hushed colloquy among the shadows and feel at liberty to speak strictly entre eux) it is often taken as depressing evidence of how radically the public intellectual culture of Orthodoxy in America has degenerated in recent years—how, that is,…

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Aerial Toll Houses, Provisional Judgment, and the Orthodox Faith
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Aerial Toll Houses, Provisional Judgment, and the Orthodox Faith

quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est –St. Vincent of Lérins (d. 445) The monks of St. Anthony’s Monastery have recently published a beautiful and intriguing, if also deeply problematic, volume on the fate of the soul after death. Weighing in (literally) at more than 1,000 pages, the book compiles opinions from a…

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