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Beatitudes: “Pure in Heart”

June 8th, 2021 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Many blessings are promised to the ones named in the Beatitudes. But the pure in heart are told that they will “see God.” That is an amazing promise, indeed! What does this mean for us here in the world? Matt, Alastair, and Derek discuss this plus the concept of purity generally in the Old Testament and in the Gospel.

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Live Q&A Announcement [0:00]

What is purity? / Unexpected Kierkegaard [1:19]

Holiness and Purity Code [4:50]

Unmixed and Mixed [10:31]

Human Ethics and Temple Worship [12:59]

Psalm 24 [17:33]

The Vision of God [19:39]


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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.