Papers


A Complementary Convergence of Divine Command Theory and Divine Motivation Theory in order to Maintain the Traditional View of God’s Sovereignty and to Better Understand His Character

For thousands of years, since the time of Plato, the gauntlet against divine command theory (DCT) has been thrown down. Relatively recently, Robert Adams has retrieved it engaging the conversation with his modified DCT, in which he invokes the loving nature of God and his revealed will. Linda Zagzebski, however, sees a fly in the theological ointment of modified DCT. …Continue reading →

Justice, Righteousness, and Shalom: An Interpretive Virtue Ethic of Isaiah 32:16-17 for the Whole Community

When we live the way we are supposed to God is glorified and we are blessed or happy (shalom). The biblical view of happiness is cultivated by living according to biblical virtues, such as justice and righteousness, which are motivated by flourishing (shalom). In this paper, I explore the prophet Isaiah’s prognostication in Isaiah 32:16-17 of not only human flourishing …Continue reading →

Liberation Theology

If you have ever heard the term “liberation theology” in conversation but were too embarrassed to ask what it meant or maybe you are already acquainted with the term but you would like a relatively terse description of it, then look no further. In this 10 page paper, you will learn the methodology of one of the movement’s favorite sons, …Continue reading →

Omnisubjectivity and Passibility

Click on the link below to read about the relationship between what Linda Zagzebski has doctrinally described as a divine attribute, omnisubjectivity,  and what it means for God to change in his emotions. Omnisubjectivity and Passibility

Assessing the Relationship Between the Ressourcement of Radical Orthodoxy and the Aggiornamento of Liberation Theology in Hope of Ecumenism

What does the Second Vatican Council, Radical Orthodoxy, and Liberation Theology all have in common? Read Assessing the Relationship Between the Ressourcement of Radical Orthodoxy and the Aggiornamento of Liberation Theology in Hope of Ecumenism to find out.

MacIntyre’s Theistic Eudaimonism in a Fallen World

If you’ve ever wondered about the relation between meaning (in a material world) and altruism, as well as the relation between happiness and suffering for Christians, then read MacIntyre’s Theistic Eudaimonism in a Fallen World.

Passibility, Atonement, and Cruciformity

What does God’s suffering for us (on the cross) to save us and God’s suffering with us to strengthen and comfort us have to do with Christian character formation or Christ-likeness (cruciformity)? To read the full article click the highlighted title (Passibility, Atonement, and Cruciformity) at the bottom of this post. ABSTRACT Does God’s suffering for us to save us …Continue reading →

The Politico-Religious Catalyst to the Early Islamic Conquests

If you’ve ever wondered about the real roots of Islam, or whether Islam is the religion of peace the liberal Western media portrays it to be, or whether Muhammad is a moral role-model for the modern man, then this article is for you. Below is an abstract of the paper I’ve written in the recently published book Christian Apologetics to Islam, Course Book 2. To …Continue reading →

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