OHPT: Thoughts on Jewish Theological Philosophy (Chapter 24)

And with that… we’ve completed the survey of Christian Philosophical Theology. It’s really unfortunate that the Oxford Handbook folks reserved only three chapters for an exploration of philosophical theology in any other religions. Not only that, but how did Hinduism not get a chapter?! Color me SUPER unimpressed. This chapter is nowhere near as in-depth…More

OHPT: Thoughts on The Eucharist (Chapter 23)

Warning: this is going to be a short post. After 500 pages of Christian theology (and hit-or-miss philosophy), I kind of hit my limit with “absurd theological beliefs that have perfectly satisfactory metaphorical or symbolic explanations but instead of talking about what richness lies therein we are going to twist ourselves in logical knots trying…More

OHPT: Thoughts on Heaven and Hell (Chapter 22)

Finally! We’ve come to the topic I have been eager for and a topic I feel VERY passionately about: the rationality of believing in hell. Spoiler alert: I don’t think a belief in hell is rational if we are holding to the existence of a Good God, a perfectly knowing, powerful, loving God. But I’ll…More