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  1.  74
    God’s Place in Logical Space.Andrew Dennis Bassford - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:100-125.
    It has been argued recently that classical theism and Lewisian modal realism are incompatible theses. The most substantial argument to this effect takes the form of a trilemma. It argues that no sense can be made of God’s being a necessary being in the modal realistic picture, on pain of, among other things, modal collapse. The question of this essay is: Is that so? My goal here is to detail the reasons that have been offered in support of this contention (...)
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    Compassionate Exclusivism: Relational Atonement and Post-Mortem Salvation.Aaron Brian Davis - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:158-179.
    Faithful persons tend to relate to their religious beliefs as truth claims, particularly inasmuch as their beliefs have soteriological implications for those of different religions. For Christians the particular claims which matter most in this regard are those made by Jesus of Nazareth and his claims are primarily relational in nature. I propose a model in which we understand divine grace from Jesus as being mediated through relational knowledge of him on a compassionately exclusivist basis, including post-mortem. Supporting this model, (...)
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    Nowhere Men and Divine I's: Feminist Epistemology, Perfect Being Theism, and the God’s-Eye View.Amber Griffioen - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:1-25.
    This paper employs tools and critiques from analytic feminist scholarship in order to show how particular values commonly on display in analytic theology have served both to marginalize certain voices from the realm of analytic theological debate and to reinforce a particular conception of the divine—one which, despite its historical roots, is not inevitable. I claim that a particular conception of what constitutes a “rational, objective, analytic thinker” often displays certain affinities with those infinite or maximal properties that analytic theologians (...)
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    Review of The Trinity: A Philosophical Investigation. [REVIEW]Scott Hill - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:700-702.
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    Review of The Nature and Promise of Analytic Theology. [REVIEW]Jonathan Curtis Rutledge - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:754-758.
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    Separating the Theological Sheep From the Philosophical Goats.Jonathan Curtis Rutledge - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:205-222.
    Andrew Torrance has recently argued that we can distinguish analytic theology from analytic philosophy of religion if we understand theology as, fundamentally, a scientific enterprise. However, this distinction holds only if philosophy of religion is not itself a science in the sense intended by Torrance. I argue that philosophy of religion is a science in this sense, and so, that Torrance cannot distinguish theology from philosophy of religion in the way suggested. Nevertheless, I offer two alternative routes to the distinction (...)
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    Review of Love Divine: A Systematic Account of God’s Love for Humanity. [REVIEW]Gregory A. Boyd - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:721-724.
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    Repairing the Contingency Argument Against Divine Simplicity.Matthew James Collier - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:126-136.
    According to classical theism, God is simple. However, contemporary objections to divine simplicity abound. One of those objections has received a lot of attention recently: the contingency objection. The objection is taken to pose a threat to God's freedom. Tomaszewski argues that the argument that supports the contingency objection, however, is invalid. Herein, I supply two valid versions of the argument; thus, the classical theist is required to defuse the argument.
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    Taming Zootheism: On Equality, Fairness, and Incarnation.Dustin Crummett - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:137-157.
    Blake Hereth has recently argued for zootheism, the view that God has incarnated as a non-human animal. I argue that zootheism is compatible with orthodox Christianity, and that at least one argument for it has some force. But I also argue that Hereth’s version of zootheism conflicts with orthodox Christianity, as do some of the arguments Hereth uses to motivate it. And then I argue that the elements of Hereth’s view which conflict with orthodox Christianity are independently implausible anyway: the (...)
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    Review of Contemporary With Christ: Kierkegaard and Second-Personal Spirituality. [REVIEW]Adam Green - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:725-730.
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    There’s Something About Mary: Challenges and Prospects for Narrative Theodicy.Jill Graper Hernandez - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:26-44.
    This paper explores the constraints of narrative theodicy to account for the misery of the powerless and uses Mary of Bethany as a case study as evaluated through the early modern theodical writings of Mary Astell and Mary Hays. Eleonore Stump has pointed out that Mary of Bethany’s misery is interesting because it is so personal; it results from losing her heart’s desire. But, Mary of Bethany’s case fails as narrative theodicy because it cannot sufficiently demonstrate the power of God (...)
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    Review of Atonement. [REVIEW]Junius Johnson - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:743-748.
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    Christ and the Principle of Alternative Possibilities.Randall Kenneth Johnson - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:314-321.
    Classical Christology provides reason to reject the principle of alternative possibilities [PAP]. The Gethsemane prayer highlights an instance in which Jesus Christ performs a voluntary and morally significant action which he could not have done otherwise, namely, Christ’s submission to God’s will. Two classical Christological doctrines undermine PAP: impeccability, and volitional non-contrariety. Classical Christology teaches that Christ could not sin, and that Christ’s human will could not be contrary to his divine will. Yet, classical Christology also teaches that Christ’s death (...)
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    Review of Deification Through the Cross: An Eastern Christian Theology of Salvation. [REVIEW]Derek King - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:709-714.
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    Theology Without Anathemas.Steven Nemes - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:180-200.
    The object of the present essay is to establish the possibility of “theology without anathemas.” First, an argument is given for the conclusion that infallible knowledge in matters of theology is not now possible. Both the Protestant doctrine of claritas scripturae and the Roman Catholic understanding of the Magisterium of the Church are rejected. Then, an alternative, “fallibilist” ecclesiology is proposed, according to which to belong to the Church is a matter of having been claimed by Christ as His own. (...)
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    Review of Being Saved: Explorations in Human Salvation. [REVIEW]Stephanie Nicole Nordby - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:703-708.
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    Detachment Issues: A Dilemma for Beall’s Contradictory Christology.Meghan D. Page - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:201-204.
    Jc Beall offers a novel resolution to worries about Christ’s contradictory nature by introducing an account of logical consequence that allows for true contradictions. However, to prevent his view from exploding into heresy, Beall must deny that conditionals detach. But without detachment, the language fails to capture other true entailments which must be included in a complete account of Christ. Beall faces a dilemma, then, between heresy and inadequacy.
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    Has God Indeed Said? Skeptical Theism and Scriptural Hermeneutics.Michelle Panchuk - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:45-66.
    This paper demonstrates that the skeptical theist’s response to the problem of evil deprives the analytic theologian of theoretical resources necessary to avoid accepting as veridical merely apparent divine commands that endorse cruelty. In particular, I argue that the same skeptical considerations that lead analytic theologians to endorse skeptical theism also lead to what I call “divine command skepticism”—an inability to make certain kinds of judgements about what a good God would or would not command. The danger of divine command (...)
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    Review of Love, Divine and Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology. [REVIEW]Ross Parker - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:715-720.
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    Review of In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay. [REVIEW]Thomas Schärtl - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:731-742.
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    Does St. Paul Believe in Original Sin? Yeah, but so What?Daniel Spencer - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:291-313.
    In this article, I discuss the extent to which St. Paul’s view of the doctrine of Original Sin ought to be taken as authoritative for confessing Christians today. I begin with the observation that there are, in the main, two camps represented in the contemporary literature. On the one hand, there are those who affirm the presence of Original Sin in Rom. 5, and consequently embrace the doctrine; on the other hand, there are those who deny Original Sin any substantive (...)
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    Consummation Anyway: A Reformed Proposal.N. Gray Sutanto - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:223-237.
    The central claim of a Consummation Anyway model is that God could bring about eschatological consummation sans the fall—the intended telos of created humanity—apart from the incarnation of Christ. As such, the CA model is an alternative to an Incarnation Anyway model, according to which Christ’s incarnation is a necessary means by which a state of eschatological glory would be achieved sans the fall. This essay seeks to propose an argument for the CA model by drawing from the covenant theology (...)
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    He Died for Our Sins.Joshua C. Thurow - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:238-261.
    How does Jesus’s death atone for human sin? Traditional answers to this question face a challenge: explain how Jesus’s death plays an important and distinctive role in atoning for human sin without employing problematic philosophical or moral assumptions. I present a new answer that meets the challenge. In the context of the Jewish sacrificial background, the blood of a pure victim can communicate the washing away of sins. Jesus’s death atones because through it his blood, and then his resurrection, can (...)
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    Antiunitarian Arguments From Divine Perfection.Dale Tuggy - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:262-290.
    Some have argued that unipersonal concepts of God collapse into incoherence, so that such a being is no more possible than a square circle, or at least that such theologies are, as non-trinitarian, significantly less probable than some trinitarian theologies. I discuss the general strategy and examine recent arguments by William Lane Craig, C. Stephen Layman, Thomas V. Morris, and Richard Swinburne based on divine love, flourishing, and glory. I show why none of these arguments is compelling, as each has (...)
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    Review of God and Knowledge: Herman Bavinck’s Theological Epistemology. [REVIEW]Gijsbert van den Brink - 2021 - Journal of Analytic Theology 9:749-753.
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