Eternal Functional Subordination – A Philosophical Argument

A large amount of work on Eternal Functional Subordination has been carried out in response to Tom McCall’s objection that EFS implies a denial of homoousion. I personally think his argument is pretty solid – nevertheless I will leave you to decide whether you agree with it or not. Here’s is McCall’s argument in aContinue reading “Eternal Functional Subordination – A Philosophical Argument”

Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology

In case you haven’t already heard… Fuller Theological Seminary is proud to announce the award of a John Templeton Foundation grant to Professor of Systematic Theology Oliver Crisp. A three-year grant that begins September 1, 2015, the award of $2 million will fund a major undertaking in Analytical Theology research. Analytic Theology (AT) is anContinue reading “Fuller Gets $2 Million grant for Analytic Theology”

What is Distinctive about Christian Analytic Theology?

I’m starting to engage in a project on the value of Analytic Theology for spiritual formation. In light of that I have been reading a lot about Analytic Theology lately (as a meta-subject). Anyway, I came across an interview with Rea and Crisp where Crisp answers the question: What is distinctive about Christian Analytic Theology:Continue reading “What is Distinctive about Christian Analytic Theology?”

The Strange Fire Rationalists

I know a ton has already been written about the guys (I say guys intentionally because they didn’t have a single female representative of their position) over at strange fire, but I want to point something out that I think not many people have noticed, namely that these guys look a lot like 18th centuryContinue reading “The Strange Fire Rationalists”

God is Simple…..

God isn’t complex, God is simple. Let me explain, or better yet, let me have the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explain: According to the classical theism of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and their adherents, God is radically unlike creatures in that he is devoid of any complexity or composition, whether physical or metaphysical. Besides lacking spatialContinue reading “God is Simple…..”

Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!

I have written before about the importance of going straight to the sources, especially in regards to theology and biblical studies. Do you want to know about Jonathan Edwards, don’t pick up George Marsden’s magisterial biography of Edwards, pick up Edwards! Go straight to the source. Although I do highly recommend Marsden’s book. Do youContinue reading “Aquinas and Going Ad Fontes!!!”

Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 4)

Last time we took a brief look at Thomas Morris’ argument in Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology. Today I will wrap up this series by making a few critical observations regarding his method. If you want to read parts 1-3 of this series these links: Part 1, Part 2, and PartContinue reading “Book Review – Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosophical Theology by Thomas Morris (Pt. 4)”

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”