Call For Papers: Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology

See the CFP below: The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies present a conference on “Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology”, sponsored by the Henkels Lecture Fund, to be held on February 7-8, 2020 at Ave Maria University. Our conference has thisContinue reading “Call For Papers: Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology”

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The Lord is Good (Review)

Christopher Holmes’ book, The Lord is Good: Seeking the God of the Psalter, is a unique book in that Holmes attempts to defend the doctrine of divine simplicity by engaging with the Psalms and the history of their interpretation. Among the people Holmes engages with, Aquinas gets most of the attention. Although this book isContinue reading “The Lord is Good (Review)”

Good Friday (Thomas Aquinas)

Aquinas on the Death of Christ: 1. To make our redemption complete. For, although any suffering of Christ had an infinite value, because of its union with His divinity, it was not by no matter which of His sufferings that the redemption of mankind was made complete, but only by His death. So the HolyContinue reading “Good Friday (Thomas Aquinas)”

Atonement & Creation – Notes on Matthew Levering’s LATC15 Presentation

Here are some notes on the first plenary session of the Los Angeles Theology Conference…. Satisfaction theories can only be understood in the context of the doctrine of creation. Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Critique of Satisfaction In the sermon on the mount Jesus rejected the reciprocity code of justice – i.e. he rejects a retributive model ofContinue reading “Atonement & Creation – Notes on Matthew Levering’s LATC15 Presentation”

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!!!”