OHPT: Thoughts on Theodicy (Chapter 16)

This chapter went down smoooooth like a good bourbon. I'm not sure why -- perhaps because I am more familiar with this aspect of philosophy and theology (and their ornery offspring philosophical theology) or perhaps because Michael J. Murray is an excellent writer and communicator? Maybe because he references Leibniz and Plantinga?? That certainly made … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on Theodicy (Chapter 16)

OHPT: Thoughts on The Problem of Evil (Chapter 15)

I was eager for this chapter, not just because the Problem of Evil is what drew me to philosophy, but because I was eager to see how someone would summarize the work done around this question. It is of such profound significance to almost every facet of theological arguments for God: her existence, her characteristics, … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on The Problem of Evil (Chapter 15)

OHPT: Thoughts on Morality and Divine Authority (Chapter 14)

Hoo boy, this chapter was a doozy!! I had my work cut out for me on this one. Hence why my review is a week late. I highly doubt anyone will mind... Chapter 14, "Morality and Divine Authority", was written by Dr. Mark C. Murphy, Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Religious Philosophy at Georgetown University. … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on Morality and Divine Authority (Chapter 14)