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Trent Dougherty on Phenomenology of Evidence in Science and Theology

February 15th, 2018 by

What is the relationship between theology and evidence? On January 24, the Analytic Theology team welcomed Dr. Trent Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, along to help us answer this question.

Meghan Sullivan, “Faith, Practical Reason, and Risk”

February 13th, 2018 by

The University of Notre Dame philosopher Meghan Sullivan raised a number of issues pertaining to creedal beliefs in her talk at Fuller Seminary on January 17, 2018. 

Crossing Hudson’s Bridge

February 8th, 2018 by

Hud Hudson, professor of philosophy at Western Washington University, delivered the second of Fuller’s 2018 Analytic Theology lectures. Besides having a cool name, and a voice that our team deemed radio-ready, Hudson’s paper evinces a truly collegial spirit.  In his three-part paper, “A Metaphysical Bridge,” he suggests that analytic philosophy can play the role of a bridge (i.e., interface) between science and religion in dialogue.

Cognitive Science, Incarnation, and the Fullness of Time

January 26th, 2018 by

Now, if Christians believe that it is important that the events of the gospel actually happened at these times and these places, we might wonder: does it matter to Christians that these events happened at the particular times and places that they in fact did? In other words, could the events of the gospel have happened in some other time and place? More specifically, given the actual course of history, could the incarnation have happened in some other time and place? Justin Barrett, Professor of Psychology and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science of religion, set out to answer this question.

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.