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Article: Possibilities for divine freedom

Article: Possibilities for divine freedom

Back in April of last year I was asked whether I might be interested in contributing to an issue of Roczniki Filozoficzne, a philosophy journal published by the Catholic University of Lublin. I was keen to submit something on the topic of divine freedom and the following article is the result. The brief was for … Continue reading »

Audio recording of the Five Arminian Articles of 1610

Audio recording of the Five Arminian Articles of 1610

The Five Arminian Articles of 1610 were formulated by the followers of Jacobus Arminius after his death. They form part of the “Remonstrance” which Arminius’s followers and colleagues drew up and presented to Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, a Dutch statesman, in the summer of 1610. The Five Articles describe five positive points of belief to which … Continue reading »

Audio recording of Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Faith

Audio recording of Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Faith

Here is an audio recording of Gregory of Nyssa’s dogmatic treatise On the Faith. The recording is ~14 minutes long; it is in MP3 format and you can play it using the widget below or download it: MP3 or ZIP (right click and ‘Save as…’ if you have trouble with these links). Philip Schaff’s library … Continue reading »

A (partial) concept map of St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation

A (partial) concept map of St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation

I’m interested in finding different ways to visualise and process philosophical and theological ideas. I’ve experimented in the past with XMind; this concept map, of the central ideas found in St. Athanasius’s work On the Incarnation of the Word of God, was developed using CMapTools which bills itself as a “knowledge modelling kit”. CMapTools is … Continue reading »

2015 Hook Lecture – Frances Young on ‘Fragile Creation: The vocation of people with severe learning disabilities’

2015 Hook Lecture – Frances Young on ‘Fragile Creation: The vocation of people with severe learning disabilities’

The Hook lecture is an annual lecture series hosted by the Leeds Church Institute in association with Leeds Minster and the Theology and Religious Studies department at the University of Leeds. This year’s lecture was delivered by Frances Young and was entitled ‘Fragile Creation: The vocation of people with severe learning disabilites’. In it, Young … Continue reading »

More on Rauser and divinely commanded genocide

In a previous post I outlined a way of defending Rauser’s argument against genocide’s being morally permissible. My argument was intended as a strengthening of Rauser’s position, and defended that position against some alleged counter-examples.  But suppose a counter-example could nevertheless be produced, contrary to what I previously suggested.  That is, suppose an example could … Continue reading »