Interviews

Can Appeals to Free Will Solve the Problem of Evil?

Can we Prove that God Exists?

In this short interview, Marilyn McCord Adams discusses whether classical appeals to free will can solve the problem of evil.

In this short interview, Randal Rauser explores the question of whether we can prove that God exists.

Are There Good Reasons to Believe in a Necessary Being? 

Is God Becoming Man Logically Impossible?

In this short interview, Joshua Rasmussen considers whether there are good reasons to believe in a necessary being.

In this short interview, Timothy Pawl considers whether God becoming man is logically impossible.

What are the Challenges for a Feminist Philosopher of Religion?

What is God's Relationship to Time?

In this short interview, Pamela Anderson explores some of the difficulties for feminist philosophers of religion doing analytic philosophy.

In this short interview, Ryan Mullins explores the question of God's relationship to time.

Does Morality Depend on God?

Can Faith be Rational?

In this short interview, Mark Murphy explores the question of whether and how morality depends on God.

In this short interview, Lara Buchak explores the question of whether and how faith can be rational.

Can there be Religious Disagreement Between Epistemic Peers?

How Bad is the Problem of Evil?

In this short interview, Jennifer Lackey explores the question of whether there can be religious disagreement between epistemic peers.

In this short interview, Evan Fales explores the question of how bad the problem of evil really is.

How Can Belief in God be Rational if We Don't Have Compelling Theistic Arguments? 

What is the Meaning of Life?"

 

In this short interview, Michael Bergmann explores the question of whether belief in God can be rational in the absence of compelling theistic arguments.

In this short interview, Joshua Seachris discusses the question, "What is the meaning of life?"

 

Can There Be a Jewish Systematic Theology?

How Can Philosophy Illumine Theological Inquiry?

 

In this short interview, Samuel Lebens explores the question of whether or not there can be a Jewish systematic theology.
 

In this short interview, William Abraham explores the question of how philosophy can illumine theological inquiry.

 

Rethinking the Ontological Argument

What is the Doctrine of Deification?

 

In this short interview, Oxford philosopher Brian Leftow discusses a new argument for a controversial premise in the ontological argument.
 

In this short interview, Carl Mosser, Ph.D. New Testament (University of St. Andrews), Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, discusses a biblical and historical perspective on Doctrine of Deification.

 

Deification and Philosophy

Biblical Basis for the Doctrine of Deification

 

In this short interview, Carl Mosser, Ph.D. New Testament (University of St. Andrews), Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, explains the relevance of issues in philosophy and metaphysics to the Doctrine of Deification.
 

In this short interview, Carl Mosser, Ph.D. New Testament (University of St. Andrews), Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, explores several biblical texts that support the Doctrine of Deification, including 2 Peter 1:4, Psalm 82:6, 1 John 3:2, Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:4-5, Hebrews 2:5-9, and Revelation 2-3.

 

A Philosophy of Biblical Criticism?

Pluralism in Biblical Criticism

 

In this short interview, Carl Mosser, Ph.D. New Testament (University of St. Andrews), Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, explores the theoretical and practical importance of the philosophy of biblical criticism.
 

Should the evidence that biblical scholars use be limited to that which is universally accessible? In this short interview, Carl Mosser, Ph.D. New Testament (University of St. Andrews), Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, discusses this question.

 

Christianity and Gendered Eating

Afterlife Part 1/2: Time

 

In this short interview, Christina Van Dyke, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, discusses the relationship between eating, philosophy of gender, and Christianity.
 

Will the afterlife be boring? In this short interview, Christian Van Dyke, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, explores this question. She explains how one's view of time can affect the answer.

 

Afterlife Part 2/2: Embodiment

What is Atonement?

 

Will we have bodies in the afterlife? What will their purpose be? In this short interview, Christina Van Dyke, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, sheds light on these questions using the work of Thomas Aquinas.
 

In this short interview, Josh Thurow, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UT San Antonio, explains the concept of atonement and its importance to Christianity.

 

An Introduction to Theories of Atonement

A Theory of Collective Atonement

 

In this short interview, Josh Thurow, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UT San Antonio, outlines several theories of atonement in Christianity. First, he explains subjective theories, such as the moral exemplar theory. Then, he explains several objective theories: the ransom theory, penal substitution, and the satisfaction theory.
 

In this short interview, Josh Thurow, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UT San Antonio, explains some problems with certain theories of atonement. Then, he offers his own theory of atonement: a collective theory in which Jesus, as a representative of humanity, acts on humanity's behalf to reconcile them to God.