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.

4 Comments

  1. Fr Aidan Kimel
    March 12, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    Dale, you may find of interest this piece that I just put up on my blog, particularly since I take your name in vain. 🙂

    Father, Son, Spirit as Divine Selves

  2. John
    February 17, 2014 @ 2:28 am

    What does one do when words and logic do not support what one chooses to believe?
    One either –
    —Dismisses the ‘bearer ‘ of the words and logic -the analytic theologians
    OR
    –One rationalises.
    One creates ‘models’ , ‘constructs’ from which one draws a further array of conclusions
    From here on, it’s just pure speculation!

    If one challenges such persons one is told ‘we are trying to see how we can ‘fit’ ‘the facts’ into
    prevailing dogma ‘ -or words to that effect.

    It doesn’t seem to matter whether dogma is ‘truth’ – or pure gobbledygook!

    The problem seems to arise when the derived ‘constructs’ are taken as reality – and the ‘wise ones’ start condemning -or burning people!

    Best wishes
    John

  3. Fr Aidan Kimel
    February 16, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    FYI: “William Hasker, Orthodoxy, and the Social Trinity”: http://goo.gl/NUG6QL.

  4. reality checker
    February 16, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    Hi Dale! I found the interview very interesting. Prof. Hasker is at least consistent in rejecting the doctrine of Divine Simplicity since it appears impossible to reconcile it with a composite God containing 3 selves as distinctions. Even though the professors book has a high price tag for an everyday butthead like myself, I’m seriously considering purchasing. Because you have read his book maybe you could answer something about it’s content for me. Since Prof. Hasker apparently prefers a concrete view of Divine nature, does his book tackle the seeming universal reference to homoousios found within the creed of Chalcedon ( homoousios with us according to his manhood) ? I’m sorry I missed meeting you when you were out for the theological conference. I hope you enjoyed our “”drought”. take care.