How Does Emanation Work in Christian Theology?

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Wisdom 7:25 describes Wisdom as “a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty.” What is an emanation in this context? What does it mean that Wisdom emanates from God? We see the concept of emanation constantly in Neoplatonism, but how does emanation work in Christian theology? Here’s a metaphor I find helpful to my … Read more

From Atheist to Christian: How I went from One Heresy to Another

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Why Am I a Christian? Here’s the story of how I went from atheist to Christian heretic. First I must state how strange it is to describe myself as “a Christian.” It feels much more comfortable to call myself “someone interested in Christianity” or “someone fascinated by Christianity.”  My fascination is like a religious anthropologist. … Read more

Christianity vs Spirituality: An Occult Perspective

I grew up in a fundamentalist Southern Baptist church. In high school, I deconverted and became a staunch atheist and materialist. That persisted throughout my twenties until I reached my early thirties and discovered a new interest in the occult and other esoteric topics, with a particular interest in the Tarot. I then discovered gnostic … Read more