Harvard geneticist Richard Lewontin (b. 1929) once opined, “The problem is to get [people] to reject irrational and supernatural explanations of the world, the demons that exist only in their … [Read more...] about Science v. God: My Response to Harvard Geneticist Richard Lewontin
According to George Marsden, "To fully appreciate Freedom of the Will one needs to view it not just as another piece of modern philosophy. More fundamentally, it is a philosophical tour de force by … [Read more...] about The Works of Edwards Part 4: Freedom of the Will
Jonathan Edwards' The Nature of True Virtue was published posthumously in 1765, seven years after the American theologian's death. Interestingly, it was simultaneously released with his The End for … [Read more...] about The Works of Edwards Part 2: What is True Virtue?
In A Philosophy of the Christian Religion (1952), Edward J. Carnell provocatively states, “the average man in Western culture happens to be a quasi-Marxist.” (85) His chastening observation, however … [Read more...] about The Philosophy of Marxism.
R.C. Sproul once said that Jonathan Edwards’ monumental Freedom of the Will (1754) stands as “the most important theological work ever published in America.” Such high praise is indicative of Edwards’ … [Read more...] about Jonathan Edwards and the Apologetics of the Human Will
Gregory of Nyssa (335-395) was more than simply bishop of Nyssa (372-376, 378-395). He was also a primary contributor to Christian orthodoxy among the church fathers. Gregory attended the Council of … [Read more...] about Gregory of Nyssa on the Life of Virtue
How can I know that God exists? In the history of Christian philosophy, this simple question has spawned four chief arguments for God’s existence: ontological (a priori), cosmological, teleological, … [Read more...] about Does God Exist?: The Moral Argument for God
In Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science (1882), a madman is described running into a village looking for God. When some of the villagers jokingly ask whether God was lost or at sea, the insane man … [Read more...] about What is Postmodernism?
It’s difficult to pigeonhole the work of a thinker like Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), a philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, political activist, and prolific writer. From his birth, … [Read more...] about Unanswered Questions: The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
Thomas S. Kuhn graduated from Harvard University in 1943 with a degree in physics. In the years following, he would earn a Masters degree and his doctorate at the same institution and in the same … [Read more...] about Can We Trust Science?: The “Paradigm Shift” of Thomas Kuhn