Philosophy of Religion in November 2009

by Luke Muehlhauser on December 7, 2009 in Resources

Please let me know if I missed anything. I’m using this as a source list. Also see the index of months.

Philosophia Christi, Vol. 11, No. 2

  • “Dispositions, Capacities, and Powers: A Christian Analysis” by Walter Schultz
  • “On Trinitarian Subordinationism” by Thomas McCall & Keith Yandell
  • “Preferential Divine Love: Or, Why God Loves Some People More Than Others” by Shawn Floyd
  • “Dembski’s Specification Condition and the Role of Cognitive Abilities” by Warren Shrader
  • “Toward a Christian Philosophy of Work: A Theological and Religious Extension of Hannah Arendt’s Conceptual Framework” by Stephen Palmquist
  • Dean-Peter Baker (ed.), Alvin Plantinga, reviewed by David Cramer
  • Charles Taylor, A Secular Age, reviewed by Bruce Ballard
  • David Novak, Natural Law in Judaism, reviewed by Corey Miller
  • Raymond Dennehy, Soldier Boy: The War between Michael and Lucifer, reviewed by Gregory Kerr

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 1, No. 2

  • “Indeterminacy and Vagueness: Logic and Metaphysics” by Peter van Inwagen
  • “Religious Pluralism and the Some-Are-Equally-Right View” by Mikael Stenmark
  • “Revisiting the ‘Reformed Objection’ to Natural Theology” by Michael Sudduth
  • “Murdoch and Levinas on God and Good” by Fiona Ellis
  • “Moral Error Theory and the Problem of Evil” by Chris Daly
  • “Ordinary Morality Implies Atheism” by Stephen Maitzen
  • “Jean Paul Sartre: The Mystical Atheist” by Jerome Gellman

Sophia, Vol. 48, No. 4


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Reginald Selkirk December 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Philosophia Christi, Vol. 11, No. 2 “Dembski’s Specification Condition and the Role of Cognitive Abilities” by Warren Shrader

Does anyone take this journal seriously? I note that it has a lot of pro-Intelligent Design articles, that it comes out of Biola University, and that those articles by Mr. Peter Stephen Williams seem to take the Discovery Institute spin on ID at face value.

Also, I don’t really give a stale cookie what philosophers of religion might say about Dembski’s Specification when competent mathematicians do not take Dembksi’s work seriously and insist that his concept of specification is incoherent.

My impression is that Philosophia Christi is not a solid journal with solid credentials, but is merely intended to appear as such. If this really is the best that theistic philosophy can do, then it should be relegated to the Dark Ages.


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