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

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." Navigate to: Aquinas · Classical Theism · Incarnation · Trinity… Continue reading Some Faith and Philosophy Papers by Topic

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

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. At the time I was a Oneness Pentecostal, so I held to the view that Jesus is the Father Incarnate. Back then I was a history and… Continue reading A Solution to Dale Tuggy’s Argument against Oneness Pentecostal Christology

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

Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?

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?