Dale Tuggy

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

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  1. Servetus
    January 29, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Dale,

    I confess that I’m a bit perplexed by Hasker’s response to you. He spends the paper developing an argument meant to show that monotheism can coincide with social Trinitarianism but then he states that he doesn’t think you’ll find it convincing (although some Latin Trinitarians might for whatever that’s worth). He’s confident of this because he knows that you’ll reject premise 4 about someone being God if they’re worshiped. After all, you’ll just reject it on the grounds that there’s a way to be worshiped that doesn’t entail being God viz. God decrees that you’re worthy of it. It’s simple and coherent, one might even say common sense, and it certainly seems biblical (cf. the countless passages about Jesus being exalted to the status that he enjoys after the resurrection). So what’s Hasker to do with this? Does he show how it’s not so logical after all or that the bible gives other reasons for worshiping Jesus that don’t involve his exaltation (eg he has a divine nature, he is eternal, he created the universe)? No, he just expresses bewilderment that anyone could be a Socinian unitarian in view of some texts which he lists which (he thinks) teach that Jesus is oh so much more. And then… curtains close. The end. Did I miss something?