Archive | July, 2012

History Is Nothing More Than the Perfection of the Creeds Over Time

 (A lecture delivered to the conference organized by the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society in July 2012.) “Human history is in essence a history of ideas.” Herbert George Wells wrote these word in 1919 in his Outline of History, a massive 1,300-pages work designed to revolutionize the study of history along new lines. The master writer and […]

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Isidore of Seville and the Birth of Europe as the Regnum Christi

In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared that the Internet needed a patron saint. He chose St. Isidore of Seville. The reaction of the majority of Roman Catholics – and not only Roman Catholics – around the world was, “Huh? Who’s that?” Not much is known about Isidore of Seville. And yet, he is one […]

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The Filioque Cause: Why the West Is West and the East Is East

(A lecture delivered to the conference organized by the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society in July 2012.) A Russian friend of mine who volunteered some time ago to translate Reformed articles into Russian wrote me and said, “I have a problem. I don’t know how to translate rule of law in Russian.” I replied, “Sure there should […]

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