Love: Creaturely and Divine

On the fifth week of the 2017 AT Seminar Series Sameer Yadav, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont University, delivered a paper titled “Love: Creaturely and Divine.” In his paper Yadav dealt with Schellenberg’s divine hiddenness argument by providing what could be called a “Plantingian Divine Imaging Defense.” An Overview of “Love: Creaturely andContinue reading “Love: Creaturely and Divine”

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Some Reflections on “Divine Impassibility and the Uninfluenced Love of God”

On Wednesday March 8th the Analytic Theology Seminar had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Mullins, the Director of Communications and Research Fellow at the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St. Andrews. Mullins endured an unbearably long flight across the pond, yet he managed to deliver a stimulating paper thatContinue reading “Some Reflections on “Divine Impassibility and the Uninfluenced Love of God””

Love, Obedience and Moral Obligation: Reflections on Scotus

Last week at 2016 Analytic Theology Seminar Series at Fuller Seminary Thomas Ward presented a paper on love for God in Duns Scotus’ works. For interaction with this paper see a forthcoming blog post by JT Turner on Fuller’s Analytic Theology Blog. In the meantime here are some notes on Thomas Ward’s Lecture.   Love, ObedienceContinue reading “Love, Obedience and Moral Obligation: Reflections on Scotus”

The Meaning of Love – A Conference Review

For the past five years Biola’s Center for Christian thought has been holding conferences which have addressed various big questions, such as: “What is Christian scholarship and how should it influence culture?” “How can psychology shed light on the process of spiritual formation” “What are the chief intellectual virtues that promote civil discourse within societies?”Continue reading “The Meaning of Love – A Conference Review”

Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger

Saturday’s first plenary was delivered by George Hunsinger. He is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. He is most noted for being a leading expert on Karl Barth. His paper brought together two, (to my knowledge) conversation partners that have never beenContinue reading “Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger”

Love’s Essential Aspects and Diverse Forms – Thomas Jay Oord

The first plenary session at Biola’s CCT conference this year was given by Thomas Jay Oord. Here is an outline of his talk. Introduction Personal story: faith – atheism – faith At the core of what makes sense of Christianity is love. Love Should we even attempt to define love? So many answers/possibilities Can weContinue reading “Love’s Essential Aspects and Diverse Forms – Thomas Jay Oord”

Love and Epistemology (Abstract) – Biola’s CCT

This weekend I will be at Biola’s Center for Christian Thought presenting a paper on the topic of love and epistemology. It is titled: Amo ut Intelligam (I Love so That I May Understand): The Role of Love in Religious Epistemology. Below you can read the sort of long abstract: Abstract Most contemporary discussions aboutContinue reading “Love and Epistemology (Abstract) – Biola’s CCT”

The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference

A week from today I will be over at Biola’s campus for their 5th Annual Center for Christian Thought conference. This year’s topic is “The Meaning of Love.” The conference will be exploring questions like: What is love? What are the ethical implications of Jesus’s love commands? What should be made of the Christian notionContinue reading “The Meaning of Love – 5th Annual CCT Conference”

The Uncontrolling Love of God

The Tsarnaev brothers set off a bomb at the end of the Boston Marathon, dozens of innocent bystanders were either hurt or killed. Eliana Tova, an infant, is born with an extremely rare medical condition. Zamuda Sikujuwa was brutally raped during a village raid in Africa. Elie Wiesel was forced to watch a young boyContinue reading “The Uncontrolling Love of God”