In the last post I constructed an argument against Monarchical Trinitarianism (hereafter, MT) based on some comments that Dr. William Lane Craig gives in his Defenders 3 series on the Trinity. Essentially, I took some of Craig's comments and showed that if he thinks MT commits one to subordinationism simply because the Father has a great-making property… Continue reading William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 2)
Theology quickly leads to serious discussions about philosophical ideas. When it comes to Jesus Christ, theological discussions often begin with (or assume) the traditional Christian view that he is one Person with two natures: one human, and one divine. Yet, if Christ has a human nature, this leads us to ask, "What is a human… Continue reading Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?
One of my favorite pastimes when I go to a new town—or even somewhere I haven't been to in a while—is to visit as many used book stores as possible. Part of the thrill is not knowing what you're going to find, and when you do find something you weren't looking for, the memory can… Continue reading Theology is Everybody’s Business
In a recent post I summarized a view of the Trinity that Dr. Beau Branson calls "Monarchical Trinitarianism" (hereafter, MT). The view is "Trinitarian" because it accepts that there are three fully and equally divine Persons. And the view is "Monarchical" because it accepts that the Father alone is numerically identical to God. I also… Continue reading William Lane Craig and the Monarchy of the Father (Part 1)
Recently I encountered a presentation that made me shed my Western Christian eyes. It was given by Beau Branson (freely available at his website) on what he calls the “neglected” doctrine of the “monarchy of the Father.” In this post I will summarize some key points of his five-part presentation. While I will cover a… Continue reading Beau Branson on the “Neglected” Monarchy of the Father