James Arcadi

Taking the V/W-T out for a spin

July 26th, 2017 by

In a rare treat during our seminars this past year, we were able to have presentations by two scholars whose work has been in conversation with one another. Kevin J. Vanhoozer of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (whom some have referred to as a theological rock star) spoke with us on the nature of God’s love.

AT as liberal theology?

May 25th, 2017 by

William Wood of the University of Oxford came to our seminar to defend, what initially seemed to me to be, an incredibly implausible thesis: that analytic theology (AT) is an instance of liberal theology.

Do you have to love?

April 4th, 2017 by

On March 1, Kent Dunnington of Biola University presented our AT seminar with the question, “Is there a Christian duty to love?” Spoiler alert: Dunnington’s answer is “No.”

Arcadi on Vicens’ “Love and resentment”

February 14th, 2017 by

The guiding question of Vicens’s inquiry is, “Do loving relationships necessarily involve a susceptibility to resentment on the part of the lovers?” The idea is that if you love someone, then loving that person seems to open you up to being hurt by that person.

How I got into AT – James Arcadi

June 22nd, 2016 by

What I like about analytic theology is that it allows me the space to move in many of the areas I’m interested in.

God is where God acts: on divine omnipresence

May 10th, 2016 by

Many in classical theist traditions, like those in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions, tend to hold that God is everywhere. It isn’t hard to see why one might think this about God if you just mixed a little Anselm with Dr. Seuss.

Arcadi on Green

March 11th, 2016 by

Green takes a theological issue, Teresa of Avila’s somewhat opaque and dense reflections on prayer, then a presentation of some contemporary analytic philosophy, Richard Moran on the nature of self-knowledge and the first-person perspective, and then mashes them up to paint a clearer picture of both.

Arcadi on Arcadi

February 19th, 2016 by

What is the meaning of these utterances? What does it mean to bless God in this instance? How is this an instance of prayer?

The first seminar (or, against Trojan Horses)

January 8th, 2016 by

The Analytic Theology Project at Fuller Theological Seminary had its first seminar on Wednesday. Project director Oliver Crisp gave the inaugural talk, which was accompanied by coffee, tea, and vegan cookies (this is California, after all).

Clearing the mist in the pulpit: on analytic theology for preaching

December 4th, 2015 by

In seminary I had the privilege of taking one of my preaching classes with the great homiletics expert Haddon Robinson. His book, Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages is a standard textbook in many seminary courses.