Plato’s dualism (i)


Plato seems to be a good place to start investigating the platonic dualism that is presumed to have invaded christian theology. We shall start with “being as form.” Being as form I am assuming that most of us that have heard that “form” or “ideas” are basic to Plato’s philosophy. This is certainly true. But … More Plato’s dualism (i)

“Modern Misunderstanding,” AB, viii …


     Image: Plato and Aristotle by Raphael. The “Explanations and Acknowledgments” section in the Anglican Breviary touch on “modern misunderstanding” of “mystical interpretation” (of Scripture). The liturgy of the hours as contained in the Anglican Breviary is an intricate tapestry woven of precisely such interpretation. The incredible beauty of the Anglican Breviary thus depends … More “Modern Misunderstanding,” AB, viii …

The Tenebrae Litany


One of the ancient elements of the Divine Office that is not included in the Anglican Breviary is the litany which formed part of the end of Tenebrae Lauds. This litany could be found in many medieval uses and until recently in some religious orders as well. This litany is known as the “Litany Kyrie … More The Tenebrae Litany