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.

One Comment

  1. Rivers
    February 27, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    Dale,

    I had a similar experience in that the “charismata” issue was the first one I remember encountering among the different denominational Christians I met in high school. I remember attending youth groups at both a church that didn’t believe in the continuation of the (miraculous) spiritual gifts and at one where the Youth Pastor regularly claimed to be “praying in tongues.”

    Since I was raised Catholic, I think this was my first exposure to any doctrinal “issues” that separated Christians in the different denominations. The next issue I remember dealing with was “water baptism” and then the various different perspectives on biblical eschatology.

    It wasn’t until I had spent a lot of time studying the different perspectives on those three subjects that I felt it was time to reconsider the Trinity doctrine as well. By that time, I was in my early 20s and was mature enough to realize that there were probably some folks who didn’t believe in the Trinity doctrine because there were substantial arguments that could be offered against it. I decided to take a fresh look at the evidence and am still trying to sort it all out today!