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.


  1. Jimspace
    December 13, 2016 @ 8:35 am

    Hi Dale, I’m glad you called out the term “Arian” as Athanasian slander. This shows how compassionate you are in your review of church history, as well as insightful.

  2. DonDLion
    November 19, 2015 @ 11:53 pm

    Looking forward to Part 2, Dale.

  3. Roman
    November 18, 2015 @ 2:28 am

    Really good episode, it flows like good story.

  4. John Thomas
    November 16, 2015 @ 7:38 pm

    I will just add that bishops of Rome, Alexandria and Antioch got a greater preference because they were bishops of largest metropolitan cities in Roman empire compared to lesser bishoprics and thereby under charge of bigger population. Rome was the capital of Roman State since antiquity and once Rome annexed two major Greek empires, Seleucids and Ptolemiacs, their capitals respectively Antioch and Alexandria also became important metropolitan cities in the new Roman Empire. Moreover, there was reassignment of bishoprics in one of canons of the council of Nicaea where all of Eastern bishoprics were put under Patriarch of Antioch, all of Egypt and Africa was put under Patriarch of Alexandria and rest were put under Pope of Rome.