Some Faith and Philosophy Papers by Topic

Now that Faith and Philosophy is open-access, I’ve collated some links to a number of papers on topics that interest me. I may add more topics over time. Hopefully somebody else will find this useful!

There’s no better place to start than Alvin Plantinga’s “Advice to Christian Philosophers.”

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Adams, Don. 1994. “Loving God and One’s Neighbor: Thomistic Charity.”

Breiner, Nikolaus. 2018. “Punishment and Satisfaction in Aquinas’s Account of the Atonement: A Reply to Stump.”

Cory, Therese Scarpelli. 2018. “Embodied vs. Non-Embodied Modes of Knowing in Aquinas: Different Universals, Different Intelligible Species, Different Intellects.”

Dahm, Brandon. 2015. “The Acquired Virtues Are the Real Virtues: A Response to Stump.”

D’Andrea, Thomas. 1999. “Book Review: Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles.”

Dell’Olio, Andrew J. 2008. “Book Review: The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas’s Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles II.”
—. 1997. “Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas.”

DeYoung, Rebecca. 2004. “Aquinas’s Virtues of Acknowledged Dependence: A New Measure of Greatness.”

Farmer, Linda. 2003. “Straining the Limits of Philosophy: Aquinas on the Immortality of the Human Soul.”

Furlong, Peter. 2014. “Is God the Cause of Sin? An Examination of the Unadorned Privation Defense.”

Grant, Matthews. 2016. “The Privation Solution: A Reply to Furlong.”

Harris, Joshua. 2017. “Analogy in Aquinas: The Alston/Wolterstorff Debate Revisited.”

Horner, David. 1998. “What It Takes to Be Great: Aristotle and Aquinas on Magnanimity.”

Klima, Gyula. 1998. “Book Review: Aquinas on Mind.”

Konyndyk, Kenneth. 1995. “Aquinas on Faith and Science.”

Neiderbacher, Bruno. 2016. “Book Review: Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World, Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects.”

Nerney, Gayne. 1991. “Aristotle and Aquinas on Indignation: From Nemesis to Theodicy.”

Pannier, Russell and Thomas Sullivan. 2001. “Getting a Grip on the Philosophies of Thomas Aquinas: A Defense of Systematic Reconstruction.”

Pasnau, Robert. 2000. “Book Review: Aquinas’s Moral, Political, and Legal Theory.”

Potts, Michael. 1998. “Aquinas, Hell, and the Resurrection of the Damned.”

Stump, Eleonore. 2011. “The Non-Aristotelian Character of Aquinas’s Ethics on the Passions.”

Van Dyke, Christina. 2009. “Not Properly a Person: The Rational Soul and ‘Thomistic Substance Dualism.'”

Wippel, John. 1985. “The Possibility of a Christian Philosophy: A Thomistic Perspective.”

Classical Theism · Go to Top

Adams, Marilyn. 1992. “Fides Quaerens Intellectum: St. Anselm’s Method in Philosophical Theology.”

Beebe, James. 2018. “Brower and Saenz on Divine Truthmaker Simplicity.”

Borden, Sarah. 2007. “Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Anselm.”

Bradshaw, David. 2006. “The Divine Glory and Divine Energies.”

Brower, Jeffrey. 2008. “Making Sense of Divine Simplicity.”

Brower-Toland, Susan. 2007. “Book Review: Augustine.”

Burrell, David. 1984. “God’s Eternity.”

Casey, Ken. 2006. “Book Review: The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought.”

Chow, Dawn Eschenauer. 2018. “The Passibility of God: A Plea for Analogy.”

Cross, Richard. 2016. “Duns Scotus on Divine Immensity.”
—. 1997. “Duns Scotus on Eternity and Timelessness.”

Fales, Evan. 1997. “Divine Intervention.”

Forrest, Peter. 1996. “Physicalism and Classical Theism.”

Grant, Matthews. 2012. “Divine Simplicity, Contingent Truth, and Extrinsic Models of Divine Knowing.”

Green, Jeffrey. 2007. “Book Review: The Untamed God: A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Simplicity, and Immutability.”

Hasker, William. 1986. “Simplicity and Freedom: A Response to Stump and Kretzmann.”

Hunt, David. 1999. “On Augustine’s Way Out.”

King, Peter. 2007. “Damaged Goods, Human Nature, and Original Sin.”

Kronen, John. 2007. “Book Review: Duns Scotus on God.”

Leftow, Brian. 2009. “Anselmian Presentism.”
—. 2006. “Divine Simplicity.”
—. 1991. “Eternity and Simultaneity.”
—. 1990. “God and Abstract Entities.”

Lewis, Delmas. 1988. “Eternity, Time, and Tenselessness.”

Mann, William. 1992. “Duns Scotus, Demonstration, and Doctrine.”

Mar, Gary. 1996. “The Modal Unity of Anselm’s Proslogion.”

McCann, Hugh. 2009. “God, Sin, and Rogers on Anselm: A Reply.”

Miller, Barry. 1994. “On ‘Divine Simplicity: A New Defense.'”

O’Connor, Timothy. 1999. “Simplicity and Creation.”

Pawl, Timothy. 2013. “Book Review: God Without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness.”

Peperzak, Adriaan. 1998. “Bonaventure’s Contribution to the Twentieth Century Debate on Apophatic Theology.”

Rogers, Katherin. 2016. “Book Review: The End of the Timeless God.”
—. 2009. “Back to Eternalism: A Response to Leftow’s Anselmian Presentism.”
—. 2007. “Anselmian Eternalism: The Presence of a Timeless God.”
—. 2007. “God Is Not the Author of Sin: An Anselmian Response to McCann.”
—. 2003. “Does God Cause Sin? Anselm of Canterbury Versus Jonathan Edwards on Human Freedom and Divine Sovereignty.”

Saenz, Noel. 2014. “Against Divine Truthmaker Simplicity.”

Ross, James. 1985. “Comments on ‘Absolute Simplicity.'”

Stump, Eleonore and Norman Kretzmann. 1992. “Eternity, Awareness, and Action.”
—. 1987. “Simplicity Made Plainer: A Reply to Ross.” 
—. 1985. “Absolute Simplicity.”

Widerker, David. 1994. “Providence, Eternity, and Human Freedom: A Reply to Stump and Kretzmann.”

Vallicella, William. 1998. “Could a Classical Theist Be a Physicalist?”
—. 1994. “On Property Self-Exemplification: Rejoinder to Miller.”
—. 1992. “Divine Simplicity: A New Defense.”

Note: Volume 20, Issue 4 is devoted to Augustine.

Incarnation · Go to Top

Adams, Marilyn. 2004. Cur Deus Homo? Priorities Among the Reasons?”

Allen, Diogenes. 1989. “Incarnation In the Gospels and the Bhagavad Gita.”

Cabezon, Jose. 1999. “Incarnation: A Buddhist View.”

Craig, William Lane. 2006. “Flint’s Radical Molinist Christology Not Radical Enough.”

Flint, Thomas. 2015. “Is the Model T Rattle Free? A Reply to Hasker.”
—. 2001. “A Death He Freely Accepted: Molinist Reflections on the Incarnation.”

Freddoso, Alfred J. 1986. “Human Nature, Potency, and the Incarnation.”

Gorman, Michael. 2016. “Classical Theism, Classical Anthropology, and the Christological Coherence Problem.”

Hasker, William. 2015. “Getting That Model T Back on the Road: Thomas Flint on Incarnation and Mereology.”

Hill, Jonathan. 2012. “Incarnation, Timelessness, and Exaltation.”

Leftow, Brian. 2014. “Tempting God.”
—. 2011. “Composition and Christology.”

Loke, Andrew Ter Ern. 2017. “Book Review: In Defense Of Conciliar Christology.”

Marmodoro, Anna. 2018. “Book Review: Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union.”

Moser, Paul. 2009. “Book Review: Christ and Horrors: The Coherence of Christology.”

Pelser, Adam. 2019. “Temptation, Virtue, and the Character of Christ.”

Plantinga, Alvin. 1999. “On Heresy, Mind, and Truth.”

Rogers, Katherin A. 2013. “The Incarnation as Action Composite.”

Senor, Thomas. 1990. “Incarnation and Timelessness.”

Stump, Eleonore. 1989. “Book Review: The Logic of God Incarnate.”

Van Horn, Luke. 2010. “Merricks’s Soulless Savior.”

Trinity · Go to Top

Baber, H. E. 2015. “The Trinity Relative Identity Redux.”

Bartel, T. W. 1994. “Could There Be More Than One Lord?”

Brower, Jeffrey. 2004. “The Problem With Social Trinitarianism: A Reply to Wierenga.”

Cain, James. 2016. “On the Geachian Theory of Trinity and Incarnation: A Reply to Jedwab.”
—. 2006. “Trinity and Consistency.”

Cotnoir, A. J. 2017. “Mutual Indwelling.”

Craig, William Lane. 2005. “Does the Problem of Material Constitution Illuminate the Doctrine of the Trinity?”

Davidson, Matthew. 2016. “The Logical Space of Social Trinitarianism.”

Davies, Brian. 2005. “Book Review: Aquinas on Being.”

Feser, Edward. 1997. “Has Trinitarianism Been Shown to be Coherent?”

Hasker, William. 2018. “Can a Latin Trinity Be Social? A Response to Scott M. Williams.”
—. 2013. “Book Review: Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century.”
—. 2013. “Can Social Trinitarianism Be Monotheist? A Reply to Dale Tuggy.”
—. 2012. “Dancers, Rugby Players, and Trinitarian Persons.”
—. 2010. “Constitution and the Trinity: The Brower-Rea Proposal.”
—. 2009. “A Leftovian Trinity.”

Howard-Snyder, Daniel. 2015. “Book Review: Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God.”

Jedwab, Joseph. 2015. “Against the Geachian Theory of the Trinity and Incarnation.”

Kleinschmidt, Shieva. “Simple Trinitarianism and Feature-Placing Sentences.”

Layman, C. Stephen. 1988. “Tritheism and the Trinity.”

Leftow, Brian. 2012. “On Hasker on Leftow on Hasker on Leftow.”
—. 2012. “Time Travel and the Trinity.” (Read this before “On Hasker on Leftow on Hasker on Leftow.)
—. 2004. “A Latin Trinity.”

Macnamara, John, Marie La Palme Reyes, and Gonzalo E. Reyes. 1994. “Logic and the Trinity.”

Paasch. J. T. 2010. “Arius and Athanasius on the Production of God’s Son.”

Paulsen, David and Brett McDonald. 2008. “Joseph Smith and the Trinity: An Analysis and Defense of the Social Model of the Godhead.”

Pickup, Martin. 2016. “The Trinity and Extended Simples.”

Rea, Michael. 2005. “Material Constitution and the Trinity.”

Tuggy, Dale. 2013. “Hasker’s Quests for a Viable Social Theory.”
—. 2012. “Book Review: Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology.”

Wierenga, Edward. 2004. “Trinity and Polytheism.”

Williams, Scott. 2017. “Unity of Action in A Latin Social Model of the Trinity.”

Varia · Go to Top

Anderson, Paul. 2012. “Book Review: Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy Of Theology.”

Bawulski, Shawn. 2013. “Do Hell and Exclusivism Make Procreation Morally Impermissible? A Reply to Kenneth Himma.”

Craig, William Lane. 2013. “Perils of the Open Road.”

Feser, Edward. 2010. “Book Review: Real Essentialism.”

Gellman, Jerome. 2006. “Beyond Belief: On the Use of Creedal Confession.”

Himma, Kenneth. 2010. “The Problem of Unresolved Wrongdoing.”

Lamont, John. 1996. “Believing That God Exists Because The Bible Says So.”

Mavrodes, George. 1999. “Innocence and Suicide.”

Potter, Richard. 1986. “How to Create a Physical Universe Ex Nihilo.”

Tuggy, Dale. 2009. “Book Review: Paradox in Christian Theology: An Analysis of Its Presence, Character, and Epistemic Status.”
—. 2007. “Three Roads to Open Theism.”

Wettstein, Howard. 1997. “Doctrine.”

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8 thoughts on “Some Faith and Philosophy Papers by Topic”

    1. Hi Scalia,

      Due to the theme that I’ve chosen, there is only a search bar available once you are viewing a post. That search bar is located either to the right of the post (on desktops and tablets) or on the bottom of the post (on mobile devices). Perhaps I’ll see if I can have WordPress add a search bar to the primary menu. Thanks for the question.


  1. One more thing: I see that you’re moderating comments. While that is understandable to a degree, you’re going to stunt dialog with that approach. Unless you’ve had severe problems with spammers, it’s best to allow real-time posting to keep discussions active. Feser tried the moderation approach and found it didn’t work—just a suggestion.


    1. I only have moderation set up for users who haven’t commented yet. Once you have an approved comment, you should be able to comment from that username (or in some cases, IP address) without moderation.

      It sounds like you’re familiar with Feser’s blog, and this is actually how he does it as well. I don’t see anything about that that stunts conversation. Thanks for the feedback.


      1. Actually, Feser comments are immediately published on Feser’s site. I’ve been commenting there for years. Anyway, I’m glad to know every comment isn’t moderated.

        I don’t see a section where you describe precisely what you believe. Your “About” section is quite brief in that regard. Do you elaborate elsewhere?


      2. Oh that’s odd. I commented a couple of months ago and had to have my first one moderated.

        I don’t have a statement of faith, I suppose. My guess is that you’re asking because of my interaction with Oneness Pentecostals. I grew up in that movement, but I no longer hold to their teachings about the nature of God nor of salvation.

        I believe that Jesus is truly divine, and that he is, in that sense, God Incarnate. But the Father and Holy Spirit are also truly divine, and are numerically and eternally distinct from each other as to their personhood. Since I don’t have my own “Trinity theory” or understanding on how this could be the case, I don’t commit myself to any particular explanation there. However, I am sympathetic to what I describe in other posts as “Monarchical Trinitarianism.”

        As for other matters, I’d be willing to say I hold to Thomistic metaphysics. But I don’t hold to all of St. Thomas’s theology because I consider myself Protestant. Maybe this answers enough for now. Thanks for asking.


  2. Thanks for your reply. Just so you know, I’m firmly in the oneness Pentecostal camp. I also consider myself a Thomist, but as a Pentecostal, I obviously limit that the nature of God (excepting, of course, the Trinity) and natural law.


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