Is God Personal? Aquinas’s Arguments for the Divine Intellect

Most adherents of monotheistic faiths hold that God — whatever else this name may designate — is a reality that is in some sense “personal.” Consider the opening verses of the first chapter of Genesis, a text which has had … Continue reading Is God Personal? Aquinas’s Arguments for the Divine Intellect

Yandell’s Presentation and Analysis of the First Way

Keith E. Yandell was a respected philosopher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, retiring in 2011. He specialized in the philosophy of religion, and wrote the philosophy of religion volume for the Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy series (which I highly … Continue reading Yandell’s Presentation and Analysis of the First Way

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