Author Archives: James R. Gordon

About James R. Gordon

I did my PhD at Wheaton College in Systematic Theology, and I currently teach in the Philosophy Department at Wheaton College.

Analytic Theology: Reviews of The Metaphysics of the Incarnation and Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

During the second half of the 20th century, authors such as Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff helped establish what is now known as analytic philosophy of religion in the philosophical academy. Prior to their work in metaphysics and epistemology, belief … Continue reading

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Saddleback Contest Winners

After receiving 65 entries to our Saddleback giveaway, I’m pleased to announce the following contest winners: Steve Redford (Blog Comment)–Notepad Holder Hank Coates (Twitter)–Bible Cover Jacob Young (Blog Comment)–Bible Cover If you were one of our winners, you will receive … Continue reading

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Saddleback Leather: Giveaway and Review*

Those in the academic community are in a unique place among other professions in that they don’t have many “tools of the trade.” Unlike carpenters, professional athletes, or other trade workers, our set of tools is typically limited to several … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: 2013 Logos Workshop in Philosophical Theology

Registration ends soon for the 5th annual Logos Workshop in Philosophical Theology, sponsored by the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. If you reside in the midwest and are interested in the intersection between philosophy … Continue reading

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The Processions Contain the Missions: Reconstructing the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity (McCormack Kantzer Lecture 6)

Bruce McCormack’s 6th Kantzer Lecture, “The Processions Contain the Missions: Reconstructing the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity,” set forth his constructive proposal for understanding the identity of the Triune God. As he noted, the doctrine of the Trinity contains all … Continue reading

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Which Christology? Refining the Economic Basis of the Christian Doctrine of God (McCormack Kantzer Lecture 5, Part 2)

PART 2 The second main point of McCormack’s lecture examined two failed strategies at solving the dilemma seen in the first section: the kenotic Christology of Gottfried Thomasius and the Idealistic Christology of Isaak Dorner. McCormack sees these attempts as … Continue reading

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Which Christology? Refining the Economic Basis of the Christian Doctrine of God (McCormack Kanter Lecture 5, Part 1)

PART 1 Bruce McCormack’s sixth Kantzer Lecture, “Which Christology? Refining the Economic Basis of the Christian Doctrine of God,” moved to the constructive section of his proposal in which he sought to set forth a construal of the ontological (not … Continue reading

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