Archive Early Church Fathers Nota Bene W. Bradford Littlejohn

Augustine, Compassion, and Impassibility

Augustine has some wise words of warning for the modern ideal of compassion-in-solidarity, which has bled over into theology proper in the form of the fashionable rejection of divine impassibility for a God who instead is so compassionate that he suffers right alongside us: “And therefore, in respect to such states of mind, you must […]

Andrew Fulford Nota Bene

Whose Theism? Which Platonism?

Thomas Weinandy writes in his magnificent work Does God Suffer? of David Griffin’s process theology: We have obviously returned to the pagan religious and Greek ontological dualisms of the past. In his early works Griffin, as well as other process theologians such as Pittinger and Ogden, criticized the early church Fathers for being unfaithful to biblical […]