Angelic, Glorified and Social Bodies in Dale Martin’s Work

Image: this is a detail from a traditional transfiguration icon. See full image and info at bottom of post. “In reality only the Deity is immaterial and incorporeal.” —St. John of Damascus Section Titles: Introduction Summary and Critique of Dale Martin’s Book (as an Aside) Martin’s Key Points on Paul’s Model of the Cosmos andContinue reading “Angelic, Glorified and Social Bodies in Dale Martin’s Work”

Response to Walter Wink’s book Naming the Powers

Father Stephen Freeman recommends Walter Wink’s book Naming the Powers: A book worth looking at viz. the powers is Walter Wink’s Naming the Powers. As successive volumes of this came out, I thought it got a bit strange, but I remember this volume as very much worth the read. I just read Wink’s book, foundContinue reading “Response to Walter Wink’s book Naming the Powers”

every blade of grass, every rock crystal, acorn, and ovum has its “messenger” (angelos)

Selections from Naming the Powers by Walter Wink (see my own thoughts here): The language of power pervades the whole New Testament. No New Testament book is without the language of power. The phrase archai kai exousiai (“principalities and powers”) is but one of many paired expressions for power and should not be singled outContinue reading “every blade of grass, every rock crystal, acorn, and ovum has its “messenger” (angelos)”