Peter Lombard’s Sentences, Book 3: On the Incarnation of the Word (Table of Contents)

Translated by Giulio Silano. His additions are in square brackets [e.g., lorem ipsum], and mine are in curved brackets {e.g., lorem ipsum}. DISTINCTION 1 1. Why the Son took on flesh, and not the Father or the Holy Spirit. 2. Whether the Father or the Holy Spirit could have become incarnate. 3. Whether the Son, who alone took on flesh,… Continue reading Peter Lombard’s Sentences, Book 3: On the Incarnation of the Word (Table of Contents)

Tuggy’s Demon-Puppet Thought Experiment: My Thoughts and His Reply

Following Dr. Dale Tuggy's debate with Mr. Chris Date on "Jesus is human and not divine," I joined the Trinities Podcast Facebook group and asked for clarification on one of his thought experiments. I recall that he used a similar line of reasoning in his "Case Against Preexistence" episode on the podcast, and the fact… Continue reading Tuggy’s Demon-Puppet Thought Experiment: My Thoughts and His Reply

A Second Look at Jason Dulle’s Oneness Christology

In a prior post I attempted to describe Jason Dulle's Oneness Pentecostal Christology, and I then applied it to what Dulle says about Patripassianism (the view that "the Father suffered"). Thanks to his comments on those posts, I think I can give a more accurate statement of his view, or something similar to it. It… Continue reading A Second Look at Jason Dulle’s Oneness Christology

The Incarnation and James Cameron’s Avatar

Science fiction can be a great place to illustrate philosophical and, as it turns out, theological concepts. Really, it's one means that we can use to get our intuitions going about the plausibility, or even coherence, of ideas. Science fiction can be a great place to propose what philosopher's call "thought experiments." James Cameron's Avatar is one… Continue reading The Incarnation and James Cameron’s Avatar

A Solution to Dale Tuggy’s Argument against Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Dr. Tuggy has provided a charitable response to this post on one of his podcast episodes. My thanks to him for taking the time to do this.   A number of years ago I discovered Dr. Dale Tuggy's website, and I ran into an argument that turned me agnostic about my views about God and Jesus.… Continue reading A Solution to Dale Tuggy’s Argument against Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 2)

In my first post I introduced some background information on my paper “Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’s Prayers” and explained my thesis statement. In this post I’m going to discuss Thomas Morris’ solution to what I call “the Problem of Tempting God," which lays essential groundwork for later sections of… Continue reading Oneness Pentecostalism, the Two-Minds View, and the Problem of Jesus’ Prayers (Part 2)

Jason Dulle on Patripassianism

As a continuation of my previous post on Jason Dulle's Oneness Pentecostal Christology, I want to consider how Dulle puts his model to use to avoid Patripassianism. Ultimately I will argue that Dulle's model fails to make sense of the New Testament, even on a Oneness Pentecostal theology. Varieties of Patripassianism Patripassianism is often described… Continue reading Jason Dulle on Patripassianism

Jason Dulle’s Oneness Pentecostal Christology

Jason Dulle is a Oneness Pentecostal writer who has received some formal training in theology, and has clearly studied philosophy as well. In particular, it's clear to me that Dulle has been (perhaps heavily) influenced like William Lane Craig, as he takes a number of positions that Craig does. In particular, Dulle seems to adopt… Continue reading Jason Dulle’s Oneness Pentecostal Christology