Hebraic and Pannenbergian Accounts of Truth

August 10th, 2017 by

In a chapter titled “Truth and Being in the Hebrew Bible,” Yoram Hazony asks a pair of straightforward questions: When the prophets of Israel endorsed the individual’s independent search for truth, what did they mean by ‘truth’? Is the way the Hebrews used the term ‘truth’ identical to the way one normally uses the term ‘truth’ today?”

Father Abraham and The Epistemology of Exodus

August 7th, 2017 by

William (Billy) Abraham, in my opinion, is one of the fathers of analytic theology. He was doing theology in an analytic key years before analytic theology was named “analytic theology.” Thus, getting the opportunity to hear Billy present his paper, “The Challenge of Unbelief and Skepticism in the book of Exodus” at the Torah from Heaven conference, was a real pleasure.

What is “The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture?”

August 4th, 2017 by

The participants at the Herzl Institue’s Young Scholars Workshop spent an entire week discussing various topics in Yoram Hazony’s book, The Philosophy Hebrew Scripture. However, at the end of the workshop there was still some confusion as to what exactly the “the philosophy of the Hebrew Scripture” is.

The Philosophy of the Hebrew Bible

August 1st, 2017 by

From June 12th – 22nd a group of Christian and Jewish scholars, whose expertise included biblical studies, political philosophy, and analytic theology, gathered to discuss Yoram Hazony’s book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture.

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.

Analytic Theology Goes Scottish

July 13th, 2017 by

The purpose of the Logos Institute is to bring together analytic philosophers, biblical scholars, and theologians. One might still ask, “Yes, but what do they do?” Other than drinking tea and playing golf at the Old Course, we try to facilitate constructive dialogue between participants of these three disciplines in order to fill perceived gaps in contemporary Christian theology.

Jesus Came to Me in a Vision; Therefore, You Should Listen to Me

July 3rd, 2017 by

Does experiencing a mystical vision of Jesus confer authority upon the recipient such that other Christians should submit to the vision’s content or subsequent assertions by its recipient? This was one of the leading questions from Dr. Christina Van Dyke’s presentation this spring titled “Love’s Authority: Medieval Women Contemplatives and the Power of Mystical Union.”

Mosser on Deification

June 20th, 2017 by

According to Dr. Carl Mosser, Professor of Theology at Gateway Seminary, the doctrine of deification is an ecumenical one, moving through the Latin Fathers, Latin Medievals, Magisterial Reformers, and the East (both pre and post schism).

All together Now: Sennett, Nagasawa, Pawl, Timpe, and Turner on the The Problem of Heavenly Freedom

June 5th, 2017 by

What would prevent a second fall from occurring after redeemed humans grace the shores of the new heavens and earth? If that question seems too dramatic, we could soften it a bit by asking what would prevent people in heaven from sinning. In this post I review Dr. J.T. Turner’s recent seminar paper responding to Kevin Timpe and Timothy Pawl’s engagement of such issues.

No Oord-inary Account of Creation

May 26th, 2017 by

So when I heard that Tom was coming to our Analytic Theology Seminar I was really looking forward to hearing what he had to say about Divine love. As I imagined it would be the case, my expectations were fulfilled; Oord presented an interesting and provocative (to say the least) lecture to our seminar.