Faith and Reason in Luther, Zwingli, and Lutheranism

On today's program, I dealt with the relationship between faith and reason. I began with a discussion of Luther's own thought on the topic, while addressing criticisms that he is an irrationalist. I then discussed this in relation to Luther's distinction between the two kingdoms. I then discussed the idea of paradox and contrasted this approach with that of Zwingli and later Calvinism.Here is the program. … [Read more...]

Thomas Aquinas and Thirteenth Century Scholasticism

On today's program, I continued my discussion of scholasticism through giving a historical overview of the thirteenth century, and Thomas Aquinas in particular. I discussed his most important writings and contributions to both theology and philosophy.This program is available in both video (with PowerPoint) and audio.Video is here.Audio is here. … [Read more...]

Scholastic Theology Through Peter Lombard

On today's program, I discussed scholastic theology. For the first half, I gave an introduction to some of the issues raised in scholasticism, and common contemporary criticisms of the scholastic method. For the final half hour, I gave a brief history of how Christian theology led to scholasticism in the twelfth century with Peter Lombard.Here is the program. … [Read more...]