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Review, Torrance, The Incarnation

Torrance, Thomas.  The Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsityPress, 2008.  Ed. Robert T. Walker. These are collections of his lectures on Christology spanning his entire career.  As far as Torrance’s works go, this book is quite … Continue reading

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Rutherford and Possibilia

“Samuel Rutherford and the Divine Origin of Possibility and Impossibility” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland. P1: God’s being is the first principle of all things (142-143). Which means, pace Aristotle, that the Law of Noncontradiction is not the first principle. The … Continue reading

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Rutherford’s Scotist Ethics

“Samuel Rutherford’s Euthyphro Dilemma” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland by Simon J. G. Burton Cameron’s Thesis: Things that are good in themselves have a much stronger binding authority than adiaphora. Rutherford’s Rejoinder: Constitution of the divine image is dependent on the … Continue reading

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Two Types of Necessity

First, Scotus will say: He considers that human actions are the joint result of the causality of the human agents and God.  But God is not seen as a direct cause of the human will’s acts.  As the first in … Continue reading

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Rutherford and Scotism

I’m not saying Rutherford is right or wrong, just noting particulars. Taken from Guy Richards, “Samuel Rutherford’s Supralapsarianism Revealed.” “Rutherford believes that God, although just, merciful, and good, is under no compulsion” to be just to his creatures ad extra (Richards … Continue reading

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