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Butchered Quotes #7

Ephemeral and immortal.

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The Light That Never Went Out

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase The Dark Ages? Hordes of barbarians descending from the mountainside, laying waste to an enlightened and ordered society, leaving only violence and lawlessness in their wake? The utter disintegration of art, learning, science and culture for nearly 400 years? Unrelenting…

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The Sight to Be Blind

This installment of my early church fathers paraphrases comes from St. Hilary of Poitiers. For more information on his life, please visit my previous paraphrase from him. This selection comes from the tenth book of his work “On the Trinity.” ——————————————————————– Understanding God comes about by faith. The search into his mysteries is bounded by…

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The Golden Bird

This installment of my church fathers paraphrases comes from St. John Chrysostom. St. John was born in Antioch around A.D 347. In his early life he was engaged in classical studies, but the influence of the bishop Meletius caused him to turn to the ascetic and religious life. He began as a lector in Antioch,…

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