Volume 1, Issue 1Spring 2005
Contingency in Classical Creation: Problems with Plantinga’s Free-Will Defense
Alvin Plantinga’s Free Will Defense is a milestone in Christian apologetics. It introduced much-needed precision into the discussion of the Problem of Evil. It helped to show how rich a Christian’s philosophical options are, and to increase respect for Christian...
Between the Narrow Gate and Wittgenstein’s Hard Way: On Being a Believer and a Wittgensteinian
This essay seeks to clarify for myself some of the difficulties (some philosophical, others not purely philosophical) I encounter in trying to follow a Wittgensteinian approach to philosophy of religion. To Rush Rhees, Wittgenstein said, in referring to doing...
Re-vision-ing the Mormon Concept of Deity
I want to focus on a concept in the Mormon scriptures that is rarely discussed— the concept of divinity-as-such. This concept has been obscured in Mormon thought in part because of the emphasis on the distinctness of the divine per- sons. Mormons have focused on the...
Brian D. Birch, Utah Valley State College
Ryan Robinson and G. Lawrence Anderson