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. Mario
    November 11, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    @ Dale

    “What about when the author of Revelation refers to the ‘Lamb slain from the foundation of the world’”

    Presumably you are referring to Rev 13:8. The English translation of the relative Greek text is a crass mistake found in the KJV (and derivatives). The “from the foundation of the world” (apo katabolês kosmou) is NOT relative to “the lamb slain” (tou arnou tou esphagmenou), BUT to “everyone whose name has not been written [since the foundation of the world] in the book of life”. It is sufficient to know a bit of Greek grammar, and to compare Rev 13:8 with Rev 17:8 … 🙂


  2. Aaron
    November 10, 2014 @ 2:54 pm


    If I understand correctly, your view of John 8:58, for example, would be that Jesus was planned before the world was made in the mind of God? He had a notional pre-existence but not a personal, conscious pre-existence?


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