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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Account of Nature is Almost Certainly False

The mind-body problem is not just a local problem within the human person.  Rather, the answers to this question are analogous to the entire cosmos. Nagel asks, “Can a Darwinian naturalist account explain the phenomenon of mind, consciousness, reason and … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Soul (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard.  Evolution of the Soul.  Oxford. terminology person: anyone who has the facets of consciousness which men possess, whether human or not (Swinburne 4). substance: a component of the world which interacts causally with other components (5). They have … Continue reading

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Is There a God? (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard. Is There a God? New York: Oxford, 1996. Richard Swinburne doesn’t so much argue for the existence of God. Rather, he posits God as the only viable cause for the universe. The intellectual rigor in this book is top-notch. (There … Continue reading

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Review: Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

Moreland, J. P. and Craig, William Lane.   Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.  Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2003. This is one of those books in which I have spent more time over the past ten years than any … Continue reading

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Maximus against Pagan Dualisms

The base of the article is here. https://jaysanalysis.com/pagan-dualism-the-occult-and-the-trinity/ Dualism is ultimately relative since both good and evil need each other in order to be defined.  (This is why Maximus says God doesn’t have an opposite). Dr. Joseph Farrell explains how, … Continue reading

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Witsius, Notes: Vol 1

This is mainly Books 1-3 of The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man (Reformation Heritage reprint) Book 1 Chapter 1: Covenants in General Generally, covenants signify a mutual agreement between parties, with respect to something (43).  A covenant of … Continue reading

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Bringing the nous into the heart

This is from John Mcguckin’s The Path of Christianity: The First Thousand Years, pp. 862-869.  It is very difficult for many people to approach the ancient fathers on prayer.  For some, it looks too much like Buddhism.  And for many activists … Continue reading

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Person =/= Soul

Key to the definition of person is that it can’t be defined in terms of any of the soul’s or nature’s functions.  As part of what it means to be human is to have a soul (however you want to … Continue reading

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A patristic ordo theologiae

The following summary comes from years of studying and interacting with Joseph Farrell’s theological works.  I had a breakthrough yesterday on the nature of the soul. Many substance dualists see the soul as the person, yet Christologically this is impermissible, … Continue reading

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Notes on Berkouwer’s anthropology

From his Man: The Image of God On the broader/narrower distinction: man, despite his fall, was not beastialized (38).  By narrower man lost his communion with God. the broader sense reminds us of what was not lost in the fall. … Continue reading

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