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. Michael
    November 13, 2013 @ 12:03 pm


    “Christian monotheism”: I like that a lot. Thanks for the help!

  2. Dale
    November 13, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    I’m a native Texan. Born and raised in North Dallas.

    The topic, we can say, is just: Christian monotheism, or the Christian God and how Jesus relates to him.

    Blog on.

  3. Michael
    November 13, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Hi Dale,

    Thanks for taking a look at the blog. And I’m glad you liked the post on “Am I a Unitarian.” As I explained in the introduction to the post, the bit was originally something I wrote to a Christian friend of mine who is a trinitarian. It summarizes positively what I see the Scriptures saying about the identity of Jesus vis-a-vis God, while touching some on my journey to get there.

    By the way, for the life of me I cannot come up with a good, concise term to describe this issue or topic. We’re not talking about the issue of the trinity precisely, nor unitarianism precisely. The best I can come up with is “the numerical identity of God,” but that doesn’t satisfy me either. I suppose simply “the identity of God” is sufficient. Do you see the problem I’m having? In other words, what is a good “heading” to describe everything we are discussing when we either oppose or support the trinitarian conception of God, and with that the various conceptions of Jesus people propose? On my blog, I categorized this “talk” as “God as One” talk. It was in trying to create a category for this “talk” that I realized the problem.

    I appreciate your advice regarding comments. I just made sure that every post allows trackbacks and pingbacks (“Am I a Unitarian” had that disabled for some reason), but I think for now I’ll just stick with that. Frankly, I don’t trust myself to limit the time I spend on the blog if I’m allowing comments. So I want to, but it is probably better that I don’t, at least at this point. I will focus on putting up new posts and see how that goes. But, again, I appreciate your advice, and I may open the thing up in the future.

    You asked where I am at: it’s Texas actually.


  4. Michael
    November 12, 2013 @ 3:59 pm


    I am a fellow unitarian Christian. I recently started my own blog (http://mindingthetruth.com/) where I’ve referenced you in a couple posts (one devoted entirely to your interview with Dan Gill). So I wanted to introduce myself. And I’m commenting on this post specifically because I have really appreciated the point you make here and in your previous lecture that you reference. I have viewed the lecture in its entirety. I think your analysis is a wonderful example of fruitfully applying formal logic to the unitarian/trinitarian debate. As I have time, I will try to join the conversation here at trinities.


    • Dale
      November 12, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

      Michael, the blog looks great. I liked this post, where you describe your own beliefs: http://mindingthetruth.com/2013/11/07/am-i-a-unitarian/

      I was going to commment, but it seems they’re closed.

      My blog advice is: leave ’em open forever, keep posts short, post at least once a week, and link a lot.

      Whereabouts in the country are you? Just curious.

      God bless,

  5. John
    October 28, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Hi Randy
    I have no problem with certain things being labelled as ‘mysteries’
    God is certainly a ‘mystery’!
    I absolutely reject a man -made concept such as the Trinity being declared a mystery !
    Santa Claus is likewise not a mystery!
    Keep up your search for truth!

  6. Randy
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    Since coming across Gill and Buzzard’s Youtube clips and videos, your interview with Gill, this web page, my eyes have been opened to things I’ve, in the past, dismissed as being beyond human comprehension. I must admit, although, that the analytical portion of my brain did not want Trinitarianism to be left as “just one of the many mysteries of God”. I will be researching this subject much more thoroughly thanks to you guys! God Bless