Christians regularly talk about God’s presence in space, but what do we mean when we use such language? I discuss this issue in the following passage on pages 22-23 of my 2009 book Finding God in the Shack: “if you go to church on a Sunday morning you might hear the pastor address the hushed congregation with the words: […]
In 1977 John Hick published The Myth of God Incarnate, an edited collection of essays by leading scholars which fell like a bomb on the playground of British theology. The objections to the incarnation presented by the contributors to that book were many, but perhaps the most incisive was presented by Hick himself as he railed […]
Fifty years ago the philosopher keen to study philosophy of religion was not that far off the chemist keen to study alchemy. In other words, it might provide a novel pastime, just so long as you didn’t grant the discourse any significance for the real world. Things have certainly changed. Today philosophy of religion is […]
A.W. Tozer once said, “Love and faith are at home in the mystery of the Godhead. Let reason kneel in reverence outside.” And why are we obliged to leave reason outside? Well the doctrine of God brings with it many conundrums, but there is probably none greater than that posed by Trinitarian doctrine, that is, […]
A few weeks ago the second volume of the online Journal of Analytic Theology went online. This journal provides excellent peer-reviewed articles for anybody interested in serious academic philosophy of religion and analytic theology. This edition includes a veritable treasure trove including an outstanding paper by Marilyn McCord Adams critiquing the critique of “ontotheology”, Dale […]
Here’s the second of two video interviews I did for the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame. If you thought the other (two minute) interview was too long then I have good news: this one is half as long!
This may not be a matter of great excitement to you, but it should be. Today at the Logos Conference at Notre Dame philosopher Michael Rea announced that the new Journal of Analytic Theology launched. You can visit it here: http://journalofanalytictheology.com/jat/index.php/jat This is a bona fide academic journal which is available to the general public. […]
Theology today is beset by a problem, one that is shared by many disciplines in the humanities. The problem is multi-layered. In fact it is a number of problems. Let me take a moment to identify three of them. 1. Skepticism: Many theologians write in the shadow of Kant’s “Copernican Revolution”. There is an enormous and […]