God and his Son: the logic of the New Testament

obanaBelow are links to my new screencast lecture, God and his Son: the logic of the New Testament. It is based on a talk I gave in May 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. An actual video of that talk has been posted at the 21st Century Reformation website. I wasn’t reading from a script, so the versions are a bit different.

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About Dale

Dale Tuggy is a Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

107 Responses to God and his Son: the logic of the New Testament

  1. villanovanus says:

    @ Marg

    [#46, February 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm] That must mean something. He is a man – a true man – but he is not merely a man. That is all I am suggesting.

    [#49, February 2, 2013 at 7:58 am] But in the end, what makes me a disciple of Christ is not what I think about the Messiah’s existence (or non-existence) prior to his birth.

    This is a commendable attitude. Does it also mean that you have put to one side that question of the pre-existence as a person of the Logos?


  2. Marg says:

    I haven’t put ANY questions aside, MdS.

    But remembering what a disciple really is leaves me free to listen with respect to those who have different views.

  3. Mark says:

    I am sympathetic to your position and as of today remain agnostic on this matter. It seems to me that applying principals of reasoning to scripture does not work. If a writer for instance was fine using double negatives 2k years ago when in fact he meant it to be taken as a single negative, then we cannot hold him to today’s standards regarding the use of negatives. What matters is, what was the writer intending. I doubt that logic will help much with this endeavor.

  4. Abel says:

    How do we know what a writer was intending -other than by the words he used.?
    Words and logic are all we have to make sense of this world.!!
    Are you suggesting that we all fall for that ‘lets call it a mystery’ bolony – and ‘all go out to lunch’?

    The more one thinks about it, ‘tradition’ and human fear are the reason that traditional churches have managed to keep this trinity nonsense ‘afloat’ and as you know, people who ‘smelt the rat’ were rooted out and punished!
    Yours sincerely

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  7. Dale says:

    Yeah, apparently, while I can wield the tools of symbolic logic, I can’t spell the president’s first name! :-P Oh well.

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