In this episode we hear a voice from 1852 describing a lost species of American Christianity:
What if the official god of your theology isn’t the one who actually gets his way in your life?
I say that we should distinguish between four questions which have arisen in this “same god” controversy.
In this second part of my discussion with Dr. William Vallicella, I give an argument that when Muslims use the word “Allah” they are referring to the same being Christians refer to when they say “God,” namely, the god of Abraham.
A number of Christian academic bloggers have weighed in on the Wheaton controversy about Dr. Larycia Hawkins, specifically her statement that Christians and Muslims worship the same god. If you haven’t been following the whole thing, blogger Fr. Alvin Kimel summarizes it well in this post at Eclectic Orthodoxy. There, and in a follow-up post, […]
I can see how some of my fellow Christians would push back against my last post on the subject of “Do Christians and Muslims worship the same god?” In this post, I take a stab and stating and evaluating these objections. I wish to thank Dr. Lydia McGrew and Dr. James Anderson for their stimulating […]
Many Christians in the 2nd to the 4th centuries, and many since, have read the famous opening of the gospel according to John like this: In the beginning [i.e. at the Genesis creation, but not necessarily before] was the Word [i.e. the pre-human Jesus], and the Word was with God [i.e. the Father], and the Word was divine.
In this episode I talk with Dr. Hurtado about his book God in New Testament Theology.
Dr. Larry Hurtado starts a fascinating recent post by commenting on whether Philippians 2 and Colossians 1 contain material from pre-existing hymns. I’ve always been skeptical about this, despite the enthusiasm of some scholars. So are the authors of a recent article, which Dr. Hurtado discusses. He ventures to make a small comment on their piece, […]
“…what purpose God made man himself. As He contrived the world for the sake of man, so He formed man himself on His own account, as it were a priest of a divine temple, a spectator of His works and of heavenly objects. For he is the only being who, since he is intelligent and […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:33:17 volume podcast 64 – Dr. Mark C. Murphy on Anselmianism about God iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS St. Anselm was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Canterbury, and an important medieval Christian philosopher. He defined the concept of […]
Thanks to Rob Bowman for his thoughtful reply to my previous post regarding the Shema and his argument with Sir Anthony Buzzard. While I sided with Mr. Bowman regarding the meaning of the Shema (as saying that YHWH is unique – who which only presupposes, but doesn’t assert that he is a god), I think […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:17:37 volume podcast 49 – 2 interpretations of Philippians 2 – part 2 iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Jesus was “in the form of God,” but chose to empty himself, becoming like us. What do these famous statements by […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:18:54 volume podcast 45 – Sir Anthony Buzzard on Christian mistakes iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS In this less biographical episode, Sir Anthony and I discuss various Christian mistakes: obsession with Hebrew names for God and for Jesus, keeping […]
At the Journal of Analytic Philosophy, and at the Journal of Biblical Unitarianism. Thanks to the editors of both journals for their good work. The first paper continues the discussion with Hasker of my “Divine Deception” arguments against three-self Trinity theories. I discuss there the monotheism of Isaiah. Then I get into interesting arguments by […]
At his blog recently, Dr. Larry Hurtado points out that N.T. Wright never shows where, in Paul, claims are made about the man Jesus being the return of YHWH in person. He then adds, So, if a “return of YHWH” isn’t evident in Paul (our earliest evidence) as a central factor, and if Messiah isn’t […]
I thank Fr. Aiden Kimel for reminding me of Richard Bauckham’s chapter on kinds of monotheism. I read it years ago, and thought there was something that was not quite right about it. Kimel says, summarizing Bauckham, Inclusive monotheism declares the God is the highest being within the class of deities to which he belongs. […]