I am thankful that Edward Feser read my book. Feser is an accomplished Catholic Thomistic scholar. I would have never guessed he would read my book. Here is a quick response to his critique. First, Feser said: “Johnson attributes to Aquinas the view that God “does not have any potencies,” which, he says, makes it … Continue reading Doubting Thomas Indeed: A Quick Response to Edward Feser
This article is taken from Appendix 1 in my book, The Failure of Natural Theology. Also see my other book, Saving Natural Theology from Thomas Aquinas at freegracepress.com. And until the end of the week, enter discount code: "Aquinas" for 25%. Thomas of Aquino was a member of the heretic hunters: the Dominicans. The Dominicans were … Continue reading Aquinas: Not Among the Protestants
Recap This is part two of a blog post looking at Thomas Aquinas and to what decree he can harmonize with Reformed theology. Part one looked at whether Thomas’s epistemology and theology harmonizes with the Solas of the Reformation. This post will question his harmonization with the Doctrines of Grace. Doctrines of Grace The history … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 2)
Introduction “At the Council of Trent (1543–63) the Roman Catholic reformers used the works of Aquinas in drafting their decrees; and in 1879 the pope declared Thomism (Aquinas’s theology) eternally valid.” Such a statement surely solidifies Thomas as an invaluable resource in the mind of any Roman Catholic today. Somewhat surprisingly, Thomas has found a … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOxFdDcQVw In this video, James offers some helpful insights and cautions when we speak about such theological matters.
Throughout my years as a believer, I have been told and taught that when one reads or studies the Bible that one should not come with any preconceived theology in mind but allow the Word of God and the Spirit of God to work as one reads and studies the text. This is, of course, … Continue reading Of Bible Reading and Theological Formulation
Today Fred Sanders, professor of theology at the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, posted an excellent article on the Crossway blog entitled 5 Myths About the Trinity. Here are the five myths he addresses: Myth #1: It’s only for theology experts. Myth #2: It isn’t really in the Bible; the early church made it … Continue reading Fred Sanders Addresses “5 Myths About the Trinity”
Introduction The "problem of evil" has been an issue that has been encountered by every single human being that has ever lived in this world. Whether it is viewed as a philosophical problem or an experiential one, it is faced by us all. Here is a summary of the basic philosophical problem, which, as I … Continue reading Biblical Reflections on the Problem of Evil
In celebration of my wife's tenth full year of being cancer free, I am posting again the article I wrote about how God saw us through that difficult trial. Of course, the focus here is on my own struggle as her husband, but the article communicates a theology of God's sovereignty over suffering and trials that … Continue reading How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted – 10 Year Anniversary)
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