Spring 2016

“Hallowed Be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven”

“Hallowed Be Thy Name”: Of God and Men and the Miracle of Language

Holger Zaborowski

Language is . . . like the air man breathes, the water in which he swims, the light that illuminates his world.

The Freedom of Christ: Notes on “Gnomie” in Maximus the Confessor

Adrian J. Walker

Christ is not less free than we are, but infinitely more so, and this surprising more-human-than-human freedom certifies his unique way of personalizing humanity.

Maximus the Confessor on Christ’s Human Will

Jonathan Bieler

The agony is . . . miraculous suffering, because divine freedom forms its backdrop entirely.

“Unless You Become a Philosopher . . . ”: On God, Being, and Reason’s Role in Faith

D. C. Schindler

[O]nly if “God is being,” that is, only if the God of Jesus Christ has also revealed himself in creation, does the extraordinary event of the Incarnation bear, not just on my feelings or on my moral intentions, but on the meaning of reality as a whole.

The Synergy of Doctrine and Life

José Granados

Christian liturgy is so closely bound up with life because it is born of a concrete life: it is because the rite is rooted in the life of Christ.

Eucharist: Gift of Love

Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Eucharist is the thanksgiving of Christ to the Father in heaven that he has given him the ability to abandon himself for all—up to martyrdom and the descent into hell.

Péguy and the Communion of Saints

Albert Béguin

All the saints—and all the faithful, and all sinners—form a continuous chain across the ages and this chain, in contrast to irreversible time, recovers its strength even as it unwinds.