Archive for the 'Evil' Category

DBH and the necessity of universalism

As happens with many of us who begin to see the rationale behind universalism, David Bentley Hart has lately been introducing apokatastatis into more big picture discussions of Christian doctrine. For instance, yesterday at the Creation Out of Nothing: Origins and Contemporary Significance conference at Notre Dame, Hart gave a talk that began with creation ex nihilo particularly in regard to the problem of evil, […]

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Deus intra machinam

I suspect that my review of chapter 4 of The Human Faces of God will unsettle many of the believers I know, should they happen to read it. The argument of that chapter, which I found to be utterly convincing, was that Israel’s ancient understanding of God’s nature developed from the worship of a tribal […]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010