Luther at 500: the Enduring Challenge of the Great Reformer Templeton Philosophy professor Dr. Phillip Cary was recently published in the renowned journal on religion and public life, First Things. In his article, which you can read at the link above, he reflects on the enduring significance of Martin Luther and what Christians today, 500… Read more »
Dr. Childers’ new book, Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean, was published this month by Oxford University Press. Hailed as a “rich and vital work” that explores “a complex and fascinating history,” the monograph makes a “major contribution to our understanding of the Caribbean, France, and the story of… Read more »
Dr. David Bradstreet is many things: a world-class scientist, a faithful follower of Christ, a devoted teacher, a husband, father and playful grandfather, and a collector of stuffed cows (that all jumped over the moon, of course). As Provost Dr. Keith Iddings puts it—and popular opinion confirms—he is truly “an astronomy rock star.” Dr. Bradstreet,… Read more »
As an aspect of civic humanism, the liberal arts comprehended the skills necessary to realize the common good of free citizens within a free society, the mental habits basic to citizenship as preached and taught in the classical, medieval, and Renaissance worlds. The liberal arts formed people with the virtues proper to civic life. The… Read more »
While the term acedia may be unfamiliar, the vice, usually translated as sloth, is all too common. Sloth is not mere laziness, however, but a disgust with reality, a loathing of our call to be friends with God, and a spiteful hatred of place and life itself. As described by Josef Pieper, the slothful person does not… Read more »
While many of the Reformers considered natural law unproblematic, many Protestants consider natural law a “Catholic thing,” and not persuasive. Natural law, it is thought, competes with the Gospel, overlooks the centrality of Christ, posits a domain of pure nature, and overlooks the noetic effects of sin. This “Protestant Prejudice,” however strong, overlooks developments in… Read more »
“The Intimate Parent” Article by Dr. Jeffrey Dill for The Blog for the Institute of Family Studies.
“Historians commonly agree that the understanding of the Bible as a supernatural text conveying both spiritual and historical truths came under devastating assaults from the natural sciences and German historical critics in the 1800s. According to this account, by the latter years of that century, the image of the Bible as a supernaturally inspired and… Read more »
The History of Christian Theology (Teaching Company) Video lecture given by Dr. Phillip Cary for The Teaching Company.