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    The Moral Irony of Humility.James S. Spiegel - 2003 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 6 (1):131-150.
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    Annihilation, Everlasting Torment, and Divine Justice.James S. Spiegel - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 76 (3):241-248.
    A major source of disagreement among proponents of the traditionalist and conditionalist views of hell regards the proportionality criterion, according to which the justice of a punishment must match the severity of the offense. Conditionalists often argue that eternal conscious torment is too severe, given that the sins of any human being are finite. Traditionalists, however, typically insist that the perfect moral status of God requires infinite punishment for the damned. The discussion usually proceeds on the assumption that eternal conscious (...)
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    The Theological Orthodoxy of Berkeley’s Immaterialism.James S. Spiegel - 1996 - Faith and Philosophy 13 (2):216-235.
    Ever since George Berkeley first published Principles of Human Knowledge his metaphysics has been opposed by, among others, some Christian philosophers who allege that his ideas fly in the face of orthodox Christian belief. The irony is that Berkeley’s entire professional career is marked by an unwavering commitment to demonstrating the reasonableness of the Christian faith. In fact, Berkeley’s immaterialist metaphysical system can be seen as an apologetic device. In this paper, I inquire into the question whether Berkeley’s immaterialist metaphysics (...)
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    Open‐Mindedness and Disagreement.James S. Spiegel - 2019 - Metaphilosophy 50 (1-2):175-189.
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    Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 5th Edition, Edited by Michael Peterson, William Hasker, Bruce Reichenbach, and David Basinger. [REVIEW]James S. Spiegel - 2015 - Teaching Philosophy 38 (4):482-484.
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    Why Same-Sex Marriage is Unjust.James S. Spiegel - 2016 - Think 15 (43):81-90.
    Proponents of same-sex marriage often defend their view by appealing to the concept of justice. But a significant argument from justice against same-sex marriage can be made also, as follows. Heterosexual union has special social value because it is the indispensable means by which humans come into existence. What has special social value deserves special recognition and sanction. Civil ordinances that recognize same-sex marriage as comparable to heterosexual marriage constitute a rejection of the special social value of heterosexual unions, and (...)
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    Why Flatulence is Funny.James S. Spiegel - 2013 - Think 12 (35):15-24.
    Toot. Pass gas. Break wind. Cut the cheese. Float an air biscuit. Burp from behind. Blow the brown horn. The backfire, bant, bucksnort, booty bomb, colon cologne, drifter, fanny bubble, gasser, gurgler, moon beam, nether belch, pants puffer, pooh tune, rip-snort, sphincter whistle, thunder dumpling, tush tickler, and trouser cough. These are synonyms for a bodily function that is as natural as breathing, eating, or sleeping. Yet unlike other physiological functions, the ‘flatus’ is a source of endless humor – perhaps (...)
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    A Passion for Wisdom.James S. Spiegel - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (4):412-413.
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    On Free Will and Soul Making: Complementary Approaches to the Problem of Evil.James S. Spiegel - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (2):405-414.
    I argue that the free-will defense and soul-making theodicy have more in common than traditionally has been thought and that their differences have more to do with their divergent aims than their relative merits as responses to the problem of evil. Moreover, I show how the two approaches are logically interdependent. The free-will defense depends for its success on some soul-making concepts, and the soul-making theodicy relies upon a prior concept of human freedom in order to succeed. These facts seem (...)
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    Open-Mindedness and Religious Devotion.James S. Spiegel - 2013 - Sophia 52 (1):143-158.
    To be open-minded is to be willing to revise or entertain doubts about one’s beliefs. Commonly regarded as an intellectual virtue, and often too as a moral virtue, open-mindedness is a trait that is generally desirable for a person to have. However, in the major theistic traditions, absolute commitment to one’s religious beliefs is regarded as virtuous or ideal. But one cannot be completely resolved about an issue and at the same time be open to revising one’s beliefs about it. (...)
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    Review of Keith Ward's The Christian Idea of God. [REVIEW]James S. Spiegel - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):213-218.
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    The Puzzle of Evil.James S. Spiegel - 1999 - Teaching Philosophy 22 (3):317-319.
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    Berkeleyan Idealism and Christian Philosophy.James S. Spiegel - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (2):e12400.
    Berkeleyan idealism, or ‘immaterialism,’ has had an enormous impact on the history of philosophy during the last three centuries. In recent years, Christian scholars have been especially active in exploring ways that Berkeley's thesis may be fruitfully applied to a variety of issues in philosophy and theology. This essay provides an overview of some of the ways Christian philosophers have deployed immaterialism to solve problems and generate insights in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and philosophical (...)
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    The Philosophical Theology of Theistic Evolutionism.James S. Spiegel - 2002 - Philosophia Christi 4 (1):89-100.
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    Moral Heresy.James S. Spiegel - 2013 - Philosophia Christi 15 (2):401-413.
    The classical Christian creeds generally address historical and metaphysical issues, such as the Trinity and the work of Christ. These doctrines are commonly construed as definitive of Christian orthodoxy or right belief. But are there behavioral standards that are essential to Christian living? If so, are beliefs about such matters as crucial to the faith as the creedal points? I introduce the concept of “moral heresy” as an ethical-doxastic category, which may be useful as a conceptual tool in addressing these (...)
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    Liberation Through Sensuality: Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling.R. Douglas Geivett & James S. Spiegel - unknown
    The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory —that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States in recent years. I especially have in mind productions such as Pleasantville, Cider House Rules , and American Beauty , and will give special attention to these three movies in what follows. But the phenomenon in question extends far beyond these cases. The basic (...)
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    A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy. [REVIEW]James S. Spiegel - 1998 - Teaching Philosophy 21 (4):412-413.
  18. Dialogue and Disagreement in the Christian Community.James S. Spiegel & Ryan M. Pflum - 2009 - In Matthew J. Morgan (ed.), The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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