Hello. I’m Joan Martínez Porcell. I welcome you to this virtual space
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I’m a Catholic priest,
and philosopher and, sometimes, a poet.
But from now on, I would like to be your friend.
01. Documents
Contingency of the created Being I
Contingency of the created Being II
The ontological communication
The ontological communication 2
The possibility of theodicy
Being as act
The proofs of the existence of God
The proofs of the existence of God 2
The proofs of the existence of God 3
The proofs of the existence of God 4
Space and time in Christian philosophy
Space and time in Christian philosophy 2
02. Reviews
Review: The Mysteries of Christianity
Review: The Mysteries of Christianity
Review: Spiritual treasure
Review: El criterio
Review: Inner life
Review: The Screwtape Letters
Review: The Agony of Jesus
Review: Baptismal catechesis
Review: The Story of Art
Review: The three Ages of Interior Life
Review: After virtue
Being as Act II
Review: Man's search for Meaning
Review: Theo-Drama
Review: Jean-Claude Nesmy
Review: Introduction to Christianity
Review: The Four Cardinal Virtues
Review: The New Jerome Biblical Commentary
Review: The Lord
Review: Fundamental Theologie
Review: The Soul of The Apostolate
Review: Black legends of the Church
Review: The Saints in Mercy
Review: The Saints in Mercy
Review: The Saints in Mercy
Review: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Review: The Science of the Cross
03. Unpublished
unpublished: St. Agustin 5
unpublished: St. Agustin 6
unpublished: Bernard of Clairvaux
Unpublished: St Agustin 2
Unpublished: St Agustin
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan 3
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan 2
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan
Unpublished: John Chrysostom 2
Unpublished: John Chrysostom
Unpublished: Irenaeus
Unpublished: Peter Chrysologus
Unpublished: Richard of St Victor 2
Unpublished: Richard of St Victor
Unpublished: San Agustín
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 8
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 7
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 6
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 5
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 4
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 3
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 2
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor
Unpublished: Alcher de Clairvaux
04. Christian philosophy
The formal status of christian philosophy 3
Thomism in the xx Century
The formal status of christian philosopy
The formal status of christian philosophy 2
The formal status of christian philosophy 4
Unity of the person
The soul
Being, soul and body

Pearls

Thoughts of life that condense accumulated over time and shared with friends like you dialogues reflections

22/12/2016

Space and time in Christian philosophy 2

Just as happened with the sense of time, the novelty of faith also illuminated the constitution of the terrestrial city itself. St. Thomas, in political philosophy, gathers the accomplishments of the aristotelian and stoic ethics; the patristic contributions and those of St. Augustine; several [...]


08/12/2016

Space and time in Christian philosophy

The historical interpretation by Christian philosophers was progressive and linear. It can be said that St. Augustine founded the theology of history, or at least leaded this reflection beyond the usual limits reached until then. The ordination of time is not made on the basis of an initial [...]


29/09/2016

The proofs of the existence of God 4

The fifth way starts from the dynamic finite being, but not in the formality of movement or activity, but in that of the direction or ordination towards an end. Every moved’s movement has a direction towards an end. There is certainly an ordination towards an end in the activity of living [...]


28/04/2016

The proofs of the existence of God 3

The starting point of the first way is the movement realised in one being. What moves is moved by another one, i.e., whatever moves goes from potenciality to actuality, but anything goes from potentiality to actuality by itself. Movement can only be explained as a transition from [...]


31/03/2016

The proofs of the existence of God 2

We call natural law to any necessary and immutable relation given between the natures of things; but this law aquires in man a special classification, for his will aims to universal good and is free from partial goods. The starting point of this proos is correct: the existence of a natural [...]


03/03/2016

The proofs of the existence of God

The philosophical theism or the affirmation of God as First Cause of the being of entities was the main issue of Christian philosophy, along with the existential unity of the human person and the intellectual validity of the access to being – or realistic noetics. The development of the [...]


27/08/2015

The possibility of theodicy

These three statements of agnosticism that we have just seen arise from nominalism. The contingent composition of created beings expresses an internal tension that nominalism loses when it states that only the concrete individual can be object of science. If intuition is restricted to perception [...]


13/08/2015

The ontological communication 2

There is a mediation between God and the world, constituted by the operation that metaphysically becomes the very identity of the entity. The unity of the original ontological communication can not be isolated as an absolute moment in the unity of a formal concept because it expresses a result [...]


06/08/2015

The ontological communication

The final cause causes the causality of the efficient cause, but not its entity. The text clearly shows that health is the aim – finality - of the task of the doctor, but it does not make the doctor being doctor, if anything, it makes the doctor to act. On the other hand, the [...]


28/04/2015

Contingency of the created Being II

One of the Greek categories that received more modifications was that of the substance. Gilson describes thomistic metaphysics as existential, since Being is substance in Aristotle’s philosophy, but substance becomes created in Aquinas’ thesis. For a believer, contingency means [...]


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