Frances Young has provided an invaluable introduction to 4th and 5th-century theology from which both graduate students and beginners will benefit.
The Nicene Faith is a significant but theologically problematic survey of the major works and thinkers surrounding Nicaea and 4th-century theology.
William's Arius is a significant work in Patristic scholarship and has enduring value for the student and scholar studying this period.
[Continued from Part 1, here.] As an example of the significance of limiting concepts, let us first consider the Trinity. God has given us in Scripture adequate attestation that our reasoning is trustworthy and the law of non-contradiction is presupposed in Scripture and human reason. Foundational to the Bible is the claim of Monotheism: Yahweh alone … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2
What do we do when our logic seems to befool us? when we run the numbers, check the math, yet we are left with unresolved contradictions? In philosophy and biblical studies, this comes up a lot: the perennial response to the doctrine of the Trinity is the accusation of bad math—how can God be both … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 1