Category Archives: Book Reviews

Reviewing Reardon on Redemption

by Tom Belt It’s always an honor to join in the conversation here at Fr Aidan’s place. It’s good of him to invite me in to share my thoughts on Fr Patrick Henry Reardon’s enlightening book Reclaiming the Atonement: An … Continue reading

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The Hidden and the Manifest: A Book Review

Fifteen years ago David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth blazed across the theological sky. For those of us who were reading theology back then, it was not quite like anything we had ever seen … Continue reading

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Books I’m Glad I Read in 2017

I didn’t read as many books this year as I did during the previous four. Here are four titles I read during 2017 which I particularly enjoyed and can recommend without reservation (in no particular order): 1) Showings by Julian … Continue reading

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Dale Tuggy Responds

Dr Dale Tuggy has responded to the first three articles of my review of his book What is the Trinity? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Do skip over to his blog and read through his responses. I’m sure he’d be … Continue reading

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Trinity, Logic, and the Transcendence of Transcendence

Philosopher Dale Tuggy believes he has a decisive proof against the coherency of the catholic doctrine of the Trinity. It goes like this: God is a personal being, i.e., a self. By “self” is understood a being who is conscious, … Continue reading

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Analytic Theology and the One God: Where is the Mystery?

Once the transcendence of Transcendence has been properly grasped, many of the objections advanced against the catholic doctrine of the Holy Trinity lose their persuasive power. Perhaps they have some purchase among analytic philosophers attached to the univocity of being; … Continue reading

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Nicene Metaphysics: Apprehending the Transcendence

It’s not clear in my own mind precisely when I began to make the connection between creatio ex nihilo and the metaphysical revolution initiated by the first two ecumenical councils and the theologians we now identify as the Pro-Nicene Fathers (St … Continue reading

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