Hello. I’m Joan Martínez Porcell. I welcome you to this virtual space
that I hope will not dissapoint you.

I’m a Catholic priest, pastor of the Basilica de la Merced in Barcelona
and philosopher and, sometimes, a poet.
But from now on, I would like to be your friend.

Pearls


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 Unpublished
unpublished: St. Agustin 5
unpublished: St. Agustin 6
unpublished: Bernard of Clairvaux
Unpublished: St Agustin 2
Unpublished: St Agustin
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan 3
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan 2
Unpublished: St. Ambrose of Milan
Unpublished: John Chrysostom 2
Unpublished: John Chrysostom
Unpublished: Irenaeus
Unpublished: Peter Chrysologus
Unpublished: Richard of St Victor 2
Unpublished: Richard of St Victor
Unpublished: San Agustín
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 8
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 7
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 6
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 5
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 4
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 3
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor 2
Unpublished: Hugo of St. Victor
Unpublished: Alcher de Clairvaux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

03/11/2017

Review: The Science of the Cross

Edith Stein. The Science of the Cross (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 6) Edited by Dr. L. Gelber and Romaeus Leuven, OCD ISBN: 978-0-935216-31-8 To help celebrate the fourth centenary of the birth of St. John of the Cross in 1542, Edith Stein received the task of preparing a study [...]


13/10/2017

Unpublished: Alcher de Clairvaux

Anima namque rationalis inter eas res quae sunt a Deo conditae, superat omnia; et Deo proxima est, quando est pura, eique in quantum charitate cohaeserit, in tantum ab eo Iumine illo intelligibili perfusa quodam modo et iIlustrata, non per corporeos oculos, sed per sui ipsius principale, id est, [...]


29/09/2017

Thomism in the xx Century

1. Main characteristics of Neo-Scholasticism We call "neo-scholasticism" that renewal movement of philosophy and theology held in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We must take the term neo-scholastic in a very wide sense because on one hand we can speak of a Muslim or Jewish [...]


14/07/2017

Being, soul and body

The unit of everyone as manifested in very different levels of unity. In the vital level, man is bound to life primarily through their bodies and physical abilities. The psychic level is defined by its "interiority", ie the area of ​​emotion that is irreducible to the purely [...]


01/06/2017

The soul

In the intellectual, own level of human beings, this instinctive circuit is definitely broken as freely choose the means by which the living being is maintained in the world. Classical philosophy called soul to the vital principle is constituted as prime act of being alive and all its powers. Do [...]


04/05/2017

Unity of the person

The denial of the substantial unity of the person could claim from very different positions. It should be recalled, for example, the philosophies of Plato and Philo who admitted the existence of several souls, or psychological phenomenalism in which there is no substance that is identity support [...]


06/04/2017

The formal status of christian philosophy 4

The Church has always sustained that the affirmation of faith doesn’t come from the intrinsic evidence of things. As the I Vatican Council states: Due, precisely, to the common areas that arise at the confluence of subordinated sciences, there are common truths to both orders which [...]


02/03/2017

The formal status of christian philosophy 3

The relation between the Christian theologian and revelation is different from that between the Christian philosopher and the objectivity of his speculative content. While the theologian reflects about the contents of faith by the inner coherence of the Christian misteries and his fidelity to [...]


02/02/2017

The formal status of christian philosophy 2

The first consequence of the meeting with Revelation is that the misteries of faith are not accepted for their intrinsic evidence but as a result of a free assent. While the greek attitude highlights the noetic aspect of intellectual adhesion, faith highlights the existential aspect in which [...]


12/01/2017

The formal status of christian philosopy

A first distinction that must be taken into account when determining the formal status of christian philosophy is that existing between the wise character of every philosophy and the proposal of truth that Christian Revelation offers the believer. Aristotle, from an early age, had already [...]


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