Communion and Otherness

In Communion and Otherness, John Zizioulas expands and elaborates upon ideas that were presented in Being and Communion. What sets this book from the earlier book is that instead of focusing on how communion is related to being he focuses on how otherness is related to being – what ties together communion and otherness isContinue reading “Communion and Otherness”

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6th Annual California Metaphysics Conference: Philosophy of Religion & Metaphysics

The University of Southern California will be hosting the 6th annual California Metaphysics Conference, January 20th-22nd, 2017.  This year’s topic is Philosophy of Religion and Metaphysics! Speakers: Andrew Bailey Ricki Bliss Jeffrey Brower Lara Buchak Hud Hudson Michael Rea Bradley Rettler Amy Seymour Meghan Sullivan Christina Van Dyke Attendance is open (and free) to allContinue reading “6th Annual California Metaphysics Conference: Philosophy of Religion & Metaphysics”

Jonathan Edwards Week – Edwards and Atonement (Pt. 2)

Yesterday we took a brief look at a quote from Edwards that has been spun into a rather interesting theory of atonement (namely one that Edwards would never had agreed to). Today, I felt like we should look at what Edwards really believed about atonement. Here is Edwards in his own words: If it beContinue reading “Jonathan Edwards Week – Edwards and Atonement (Pt. 2)”

Atonement & the Image of God: The Patristic Atonement Model – Notes on Ben Myers – LATC15 Presentation

Ben Myers – well known for his Faith-Theology blog – lecturer in Systematic Theology at Charles Sturt Univsersity’s School of Theology presented a paper at LATC tonight titled – Atonement and the Image of God: The Patristic Model of Atonement. Here are my notes (sort of incomplete notes) on his lecture and the Q &Continue reading “Atonement & the Image of God: The Patristic Atonement Model – Notes on Ben Myers – LATC15 Presentation”

Book Review – The Soul by J.P. Moreland

It seems as though believing in the soul is out of fashion now a days, even among evangelicals. But J.P. Moreland, an evangelical philosopher, has stood up to defend the traditional Christian belief in the soul in his new book The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why it Matters. According to Moreland, thereContinue reading “Book Review – The Soul by J.P. Moreland”

Two Quick Political Philosophy Reviews – Balibar and Rawls

Spinoza and Politics (Radical Thinkers)  – Etienne Balibar This book was great. I read it as a 3rd year philosophy student at UCLA and I took 2 classes on Spinoza. In one class we studied The Ethics, and in the other we read the Tractatus Politicus. Balibar’s book was mostly about the Tractatus Politicus andContinue reading “Two Quick Political Philosophy Reviews – Balibar and Rawls”

These are a Few of C.S. Lewis’s Favorite Things (To The Melody of The Sound of Music)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things Okay, lets be honest, those are not a few of my favorite things. I don’t really like cats. I do kind of like warm woolen mittens.Continue reading “These are a Few of C.S. Lewis’s Favorite Things (To The Melody of The Sound of Music)”

Mereology and Divine Simplicity

Hold on to your horses people, what is about to follow is a pretty technical discussion of a philosophical concept. At first you might say, “why the heck are you blogging about this?” Trust me. Follow along and it will make sense in the end. Mereology – Study of Parts In Parts, Peter Simon showsContinue reading “Mereology and Divine Simplicity”