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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Jan
30
reviewed No Action Needed Is 'sola gratia' as a soteriology traceable in the period leading to the Protestant Reformation?
Jan
30
reviewed Leave Open Is Mary's virginity evidence that sex is always sinful?
Jan
30
answered Baking and cutting eucharistic bread in the Eastern Orthodox Churches
Jan
29
revised Baking and cutting eucharistic bread in the Eastern Orthodox Churches
retagged, minor grammatical changes, removed incorrect information about Orthodoxy
Jan
28
reviewed Close Can theology be defined “the science of faith” nowadays?
Jan
24
comment Can theology be defined “the science of faith” nowadays?
You might be interested to learn more about Scholasticism and the impact of Aristotelian thought on Christian theology.
Jan
24
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
However, @MicaelGrenholm this is an impressive defense of pacifism, so please don't take this as some sort of an attack on you or your perspective (you're an excellent writer and we'd love to hear more from you on this site). We're just a little different from other sites.
Jan
23
comment Fish on good Friday
unfortunately I'm not sure the question is open enough to allow for such a response. It assumes 'Good Friday,' that fish should only be eaten on this day, and likely many unspoken assumptions about these practices which makes me think such an answer would be unwelcome (often the case here, unfortunately).
Jan
23
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
This is a lot of good information, but does it answer the question?
Jan
23
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
you are correct - he doesn't fully answer the question, either.
Jan
23
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
Also, you probably want to edit this to tailor it to the question more. As it reads it is more of a response to the other answer and/or an answer to a slightly different question. This question asks about a specific historical practice in a fixed point in time and space (late-2nd or early-3rd century Rome), which this doesn't really address directly.
Jan
23
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
FWIW, my reading of (much) history has led me to conclude that there never has been a unified position on pacifism vs. just war. Some felt strongly one way or the other, as some still do today, but there never was a clear consensus pre-Anabaptist theology.
Jan
23
comment Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
+1, but only hesitantly. A lot of interpretive license was taken in the translations from these fathers. For instance, Cyprian nowhere mentions 'the state', this is entirely read back into the translation (better translated 'committed wholesale'). And this is coming from someone sympathetic to your position.
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed What is the Book of David?
Jan
23
reviewed No Action Needed Was the Apostolic Tradition of rejecting soldiers from the church ‘permanent’, or was this ‘tradition' briefly enforced?
Jan
23
comment Fish on good Friday
Hmm, a well-reasoned response, but doesn't take history into account. Originally it was a fast from all animal products and alcohol, and it was almost every Wednesday and Friday, not just during certain times of the year. During Lent and other seasons you were expected to follow this fast the whole time. The Eastern Orthodox still practice this....
Jan
21
reviewed Close How do we know prophets are prophets?
Jan
21
reviewed Close Jakob Böhme - influence
Jan
20
reviewed Close Where can I get Papyri 75 images?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Mark and Paul's view that 2nd coming would be in their lifetime