The Justice of Damnation contra Buckareff, Plug, and Adams

The following is a paper I wrote last year for a philosophy of religion class. I. Introduction Arguments against the doctrine of eternal damnation have historically been of at least two sorts: theological arguments, which attempt to show (typically on … Continue reading The Justice of Damnation contra Buckareff, Plug, and Adams

Are There Unwritten Apostolic Traditions? An Introductory Look at the Evidence

The fundamental disagreement between Catholics and Protestants concerns the issue of authority. The Protestant position(s) is(are) often grouped under the label of “sola Scriptura.” One example of a definition of sola Scriptura can be found in the Westminster Confession of … Continue reading Are There Unwritten Apostolic Traditions? An Introductory Look at the Evidence

On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” – St. Pope John Paul II,¬†Fides et Ratio Today, there are two common errors concerning the relationship between faith and reason. On … Continue reading On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism

Introduction In a post a few weeks ago, I presented a historical argument in defense of apostolic succession. Basically, apostolic succession is the view that Christ handed his own divinely validated authority on to his apostles, who likewise handed the … Continue reading Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism