Just got this in the mail; a very thorough symposium on Dr. Keith Ward’s Christ and the Cosmos,
Does Christianity trump Philosophy?
If Jesus fulfills predictions about Yahweh, does this mean that he’s Yahweh?
I am plodding on with Plantinga’s Warranted Christian Belief, which I strongly recommend. He is committed to the Christian (and Jewish and Muslim) belief that not only that there is such a being as God, but also that we are able to address him in prayer, refer to him, think and talk about him, and […]
Did Jesus have faith in God?
What is “classical” theism, and why is it controversial?
What sort of being is “God” supposed to be? Your answer to this will constrain your options when it comes to thinking about the Trinity. The “Trinity” (in the primary sense of the term) is supposed to be none other than the triune God, the tripersonal God of officially catholic traditions since the late 4th […]
Is the Doctrine of the Trinity articulated in the New Testament?
Bill Vallicella, the famous Maverick Philosopher, just dropped me a line asking whether, when Thomas Aquinas and Baruch Spinoza use the term ‘Deus’, they are referring to the same being. This is a difficult and interesting question. Bill uses the Latin name ‘Deus’, alluding to the fact that both men wrote in Latin. Latin was […]
Should Dr. Ehrman become a member of “the early high christology club”?
Does chapter one of the earliest gospel (Mark) portray Jesus as the God of Israel, as Yahweh himself? This is part of what Dr. Michael Bird argues in this second half of the debate.
In this episode I respond to the interesting article “What about This View? How to Defend an Anti-Trinitarian Theology,” by evangelical apologist Dr. Robert M. Bowman Jr.
Dr. Lee Irons on his contribution to the new book The Son: Three Views of the Identity of Jesus, interview by Dr. Dale Tuggy for episode 117 of the trinities podcast.
Confronted with the total lack of evidence for pre-Nicene belief in a tripersonal God composed of equally divine “Persons,” with the evidence that mainstream Christians in the first three centuries assumed and asserted the numerical identity of the one God with the Father (only), and with the observation of many scholars of all stripes that […]
What does it mean to say that God is triune? Is this to say that the one God is a loving community of three divine selves? Or is there but one self common to the Trinity?
Dr. Keith Ward is a prolific and influential theologian, philosopher, and scholar of religions. He’s also an Anglican priest. In this first of two interviews on his 2015 book Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine, we discuss his christology, how to understand what is unique about the man Jesus.
“That, sir, is what makes this country great.” I didn’t know what to say; a foreigner in this land, I didn’t want to come off as either stupid or disrespectful. They all seemed to think it was important, indeed, the defining feature of their country, what makes it special among all the nations. I decided […]
It is impossible to ignore that prominently in the New Testament, two members of the trinity/Trinity interact in I-Thou, Me-You ways, as person to person, self to self. Thus, Jesus prays to his Father, and sometimes, the Father speaks about or to Jesus. This seems to presuppose that both Father and Son are selves. And in […]