Philosophers

Alvin Plantinga Part 2

By Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill discuss the philosophy of Alvin Plantinga.

Plato and Theology

By Andrew Davison

Andrew Davison discusses the influence of the philosopher Plato on Christian thought or what Christian theologians have made of Plato's ideas.

The Theological and Philosophical Thoughts of Karl Rahner

By Karen Kilby

Karen Kilby discusses the philosophical and theological thoughts of Karl Rahner, a German Jesuit priest and theologian.

Karl Rahner was a German Jesuit priest and theologian. He was greatly influenced by Aquinas and Heidegger, particularly the view that knowledge of the world can only be received through the senses and that the mind draws on this through abstraction to create intellectual knowledge. To do this requires the ability to transcend particular instances and it is in this space that Rahner believes humans move towards God and that grace is present.

Paul Ricoeur

By Anthony Thiselton

Anthony Thiselton discusses Paul Ricoeur.

Albrecht Ritschl

By Clive Marsh

Clive Marsh discusses Albrecht Ritschl, the influence of Ferdinand Christian Baur, his thinking, and the quest for the historical Jesus.

Albrecht Ritschl was a German Lutheran theologian. Originally a New Testament scholar he argued for a method of historical criticism that accepts the bible as source of concrete fact and revelation of the work of God. He rejected notions of original sin and understood the death of Jesus as obedience and ethical model, not sacrifice. He viewed repentance and forgiveness as changes in internal orientations towards good and the Kingdom of God.

Gillian Rose

By Anna Rowlands

Anna Rowlands discusses the life and works of Gillian Rose.

Jean-Paul Sartre

By Kate Kirkpatrick

Kate Kirkpatrick discusses Jean-Paul Sartre.

Carl Schmitt and Political Theology

By Richard Sudworth

Richard Sudworth talks about Carl Schmitt and political theology.

Carl Schmitt was a conservative German philosopher and critic of liberalism, democracy and cosmopolitanism. He favoured constitutional authoritarianism, defined politics on the basis of the distinction between friends and enemies, and was an overt supporter of Nazism.

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