Monthly Archives: August 2019

Savary-metaphorical evolution, attraction, and spiritual formation

Louis Savary, in Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained, sets forth two premises for Teilhard’s work. These are spelled out more in Teilhard’s book, The Phenomenon of Man, but they underlie The Divine Milieu. His first premise was that … Continue reading

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Savary-Teilhard de Chardin’s Total Christ

I am reading Teilhard de Chardin The Divine Milieu Explained by Louis M. Savary at the same time as I am rereading The Divine Milieu itself. Savary’s book is aimed at people interested in spirituality. His idea is that Teilhard’s … Continue reading

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the thinking particle

Well, I have a late summer vacation to the State Fair and to Branson over the next week. Then I should be free to blog consistently for three or four weeks before family events in late September and early October … Continue reading

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Lipovsky again-intuiting the history behind the text

I have been dipping into Igor Lipovsky’s Israel and Judah: How Two Peoples Became One. A few years back I wrote extensively about his book Early Israelites: Two Peoples One History, beginning  here. Early Israelites covered the emergence of Israel … Continue reading

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VanderKam and Flint-cave 4 conspiracy?

The part of The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls by James VanderKam and Peter Flint that actually dealt directly with the meaning of the scrolls, I finished last week. The final chapter deals with the drama surrounding the publication … Continue reading

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VanderKam and Flint-the apocalyptic battle and city

VanderKam and Flint, in The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, have an extensive discussion of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament and certain of the Dead Sea Scrolls that seem to be moving in the same world … Continue reading

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VanderKam and Flint-common ideas but a different direction

From the Qumran document called the Commentary on Habakkuk comes a passage that was an explanation of the phrase from Habakkuk 2:4 that says “the righteous will live by their faith”. According to the translation here, the passage reads: Interpreted, … Continue reading

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Did Essenes identify with the Herods?

Today I am not summarizing a section of VanderKam and Flint from The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Rather, I am just thinking out loud about a question inspired by them. The question is whether the Essenes at Qumran … Continue reading

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