Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 3)

Last time we took a brief look at Thomas Morris’ argument in Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Today I will highlight some of the things I believe he did well. If you want to read parts one and two click these links: Part 1 and Part 2. _____________________________________________________ Here I wouldContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 3)”

Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 2)

Last time we began to look at  Thomas Morris’ book Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Today I will present a brief sketch of what Morris does throughout the book, showing how the chapters contribute to his project of describing God. ____________________________________________________ Our Idea of God: A Rough Sketch This book isContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 2)”

Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 1)

Thomas Morris’ book Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology is not simply an introduction to philosophical theology. It is also an exercise in philosophical theology. From the outset of the book Morris tells the readers that this book is “meant to serve as an elementary introduction to philosophical theology.”[1] Yet at theContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 1)”

How To Read Hard (and Old) Books

It can be intimidating to pick up a 1700 year old classic on philosophy or theology. C.S. Lewis would agree. Lewis says that: There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with modern books… if theContinue reading “How To Read Hard (and Old) Books”

I’m at a Loss for Words (Or How Our Language Gets Watered Down)

A few days ago I heard about Domino’s Artisan Pizzas, maybe I’m late on this train but they look really good. They have an Italian Pepper & Sausage Pizza, a Tuscan Veggie and Salami Pizza, and a Spinach and Feta Pizza, just to name a few. They truly look delicious, but I really wonder aboutContinue reading “I’m at a Loss for Words (Or How Our Language Gets Watered Down)”

Continental Philosophers are Horrible Writers…

The title tells you exactly how I feel. Most continental philosophy seems incoherent to me, just a bunch of psuedo-philosophical gobbledy gook. Jibberish, pure jibberish. Take for example the following excerpt from Zizek’s The Fragile Absolute: The Event is the impossible Real of a structure, of its synchronous symbolic order, the engendering violent gesture whichContinue reading “Continental Philosophers are Horrible Writers…”

My Reading List for June Through July

For those of you who are curious, here is my reading list for the rest of June through the month of July: Theology Karl Barth – Evangelical Theology Athanasius – De Incarnatione Philosophy Marcus Pound – A (very) Critical Introduction to Zizek Literature C.S. Lewis – On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature Paulo CohelloContinue reading “My Reading List for June Through July”

Undergraduate Doxology, I mean Philosophy

This is my final post in my Theology vs. Undergraduate Philosophy Series ( When Theology and Undergraduate Philosophy Clash and St. Paul on Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality… Kind of. ), I promise! But I just can’t resist posting this final paragraph. I really can’t believe that I ended the paper with the gospel and doxology! ChristianContinue reading “Undergraduate Doxology, I mean Philosophy”

St. Paul on Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality… Kind of.

Or When Theology and Undergraduate Philosophy Clash (Pt. 2) I’m still reading that paper that I blogged about last time… you know the one I wrote while an undergraduate at UCLA. I still marvel at the fact that its so unapologetically Christian. This section of the paper is cool because its so deeply scriptural but yetContinue reading “St. Paul on Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality… Kind of.”

When Theology and Undergraduate Philosophy Clash

The other day I was looking through some of my old philosophy papers from my time as an undergraduate at UCLA. I want you to get a glimpse of the type of stuff I was writing about. I really cannot believe that I started a 20 page philosophy paper with a paragraph like this. ItContinue reading “When Theology and Undergraduate Philosophy Clash”