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. Dokimazo
    September 22, 2017 @ 6:57 am

    The debate between Buzzard and Sanders was enjoyable. Thank you for making it available. Although Sanders felt he had scriptural support for his Trinity, he really only delved into John 1.1 and even that was limited. The scriptures he used may in some instances prove that Jesus was Theos but never ha Theos. And I never did hear of one that supported the 3 in one consubstantial unity of the three. He tried a little with John 10.30 and the oneness there coupled with the oneness in the Shema (Deut.6.4) but falling way short. The oneness in the Shema is a singular oneness, and an elevating of YHWH’s supreme uniqueness and grandeur over all. Buzzard had a lot to say on Ps.110.1 and Jesus’ having a beginning in his fleshly birth, something I do not believe the Scriptures support totally. I do think that Buzzard won the debate. Sanders really had no substantial argument against Ps 110.1. What I wish would have happened in this debate is cross examination by each of the debaters. Make them answer the hard questions from each other. Thank you again, for making this available. I have listened to every one of your podcast and follow your Trinities Website.

    Thanks again;


    • Rivers
      September 22, 2017 @ 11:39 am


      Good observations. I was disappointed that there was no cross examination as well. It helps a lot (and is usually the best part of a debate).

      Rivers 🙂

  2. kierkegaard71
    September 20, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    The frustrating thing about the debate to me was that it was so wide-ranging. Buzzard brings up Psalm 110 and Sanders does not engage the argument. Sanders brings up the “meta-narrative” of the orthodox view of salvation history, but I did not hear Buzzard engage with it at that “meta” level. as mentioned by Tuggy at the beginning, the chief value may be that of an introduction to the points of contention.

  3. Jeff
    September 19, 2017 @ 4:25 am

    Sound is good, Dale. Vintage Prof Buzzard. Excellent,