Philosophy - Ideas

The Hellenization of Christian Doctrine

By Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams discusses the hellenization of Christian doctrine.

The New Atheists

By Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams discusses the new atheists.

Blaise Pascal

By William Wood

William Wood discusses the philosophy of Blaise Pascal and his distinctive approach to faith. Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, religious philosopher and scientist. His thinking laid the foundation for modern probability theory. He is most famous for what is known as 'Pascal's wager'; the idea that the possible benefits of belief in God will out weight the minimal losses if proved incorrect.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 1.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 2.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

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