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A Post-Script on Sola Scriptura

Dr. Feser has written a reply to the first part of my rejoinder, and he says this will be his last. I think that the second part of my rejoinder addresses several of his concerns, but like him, I am happy to move on to other subjects. However, I want to make a few brief […]

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All That the Prophets Have Spoken: A Rejoinder to Feser Pt. 2

This is part 2 of a two-part reply. The first part is here. In my previous post I indicated that it would be helpful to provide a model for how the Jews could know the OT canon without an infallible magisterium, and in the following I will suggest how this process occurred. Any explanation for how […]

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All That the Prophets Have Spoken: A Rejoinder to Feser Pt. 1

This is part 1 of a two-part reply. The second part is here. Dr. Feser has written two posts in reply to my earlier one, and I am grateful for him for the opportunity to further clarify my points. In the following, I will hazard potential confusion by reversing the order of the original Jesuit […]

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Feyerabend and Feser on Sola Scriptura

In the past I have written favourably of Dr. Edward Feser’s philosophical work, especially as it is relevant to Reformed theologians today, so I read with interest his brief criticism of sola scriptura on his blog yesterday. I don’t plan to give an extensive reply here; I only want to give some reason to Dr. Feser […]

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Richard Bauckham’s Hellenization Thesis

In his widely praised book on NT Christology, Richard Bauckham writes: The term identity is mine, not that of the ancient literature, but I use it as a label for what I do find in the literature, which is not, of course, necessarily a notion precisely the same as modern ideas of personal identity, but […]

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Horst Hutter on Our Politics of Friendship

What is a friend worth? The Preacher taught us long ago: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up. […]

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Silicon Valley’s Transhumanist Religion

Prof. Pryor writes about the religion of transhumanism, which has deep roots in Silicon Valley. From a review: Few things embody the religion of Silicon Valley better than the idea of The Singularity. In 2045, according to futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, the exponential increase in technological innovation will reach a point where humans transcend […]

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How Should We Study Religion?

Theodorus seems to be a pretty good guesser about your nature. For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy… .[1] It may be an understatement to say that these days, the study of religion has a cause for serious self-reflection. The point at issue […]

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Peter Westen’s “The Empty Idea of Equality”

About 33 years ago Peter Westen wrote a seminal article for the Harvard Law Review, “The Empty Idea of Equality”. Though he uncovered some profound flaws in the way modern legal discourse conceptualizes the term, to this day none of his warnings have been heeded. The following will summarize some of the more perennial aspects […]

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Pacifism and Christians in the Roman Army

Christopher Jones, a PhD student in ANE history at Columbia University, has written a learned critique of the pacifist narrative of the early church. Readers are commended to see it for themselves. For a complementary approach to the biblical texts, see my series on pacifism.