Allahu akbar literally means God is greater. The phrase implies that God is greater than anything that can be named. It reminds me of a key premise in Anselm’s Ontological Argument for God’s existence: ‘God is something than which nothing greater can… Read More ›
Part of the intellectual effort required to effectively communicate the truths of Islam in the West (such as Tawhid) is to understand the important intellectual currents that invisibly permeate Western culture. One such current is to be found in the… Read More ›
Is this a powerful, state-of-the-art biblical argument for the Trinity? reblogged from Trinities Some would say that Reformed apologist Dr. James White, director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, is the best contemporary debater on behalf of traditional catholic views on… Read More ›
Published on Apr 24, 2017 by Dale Tuggy, Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy. http://trinities.org/blog/podcast-180… Dealing with this inconsistent triad… Read More ›
‘What, then, is the absurd?’ Celebrated Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard points to key Christian dogmas
The other famous Christian thinker I mentioned in my joint talk at Speakers Corner yesterday is Søren Kierkegaard the famous Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher (1813 – 1855)…. Read More ›
Read the Introduction: ‘A Muslim’s Guide to Evolution and Atheism: Decrypting the Doctrine of the Naturalists.’ (PDF)
I have read this excellent new book by a British Muslim with a PhD in biomedical chemistry. Much of it is above my pay grade and assumes the reader has some grasp of science. However his philosophical and theological arguments are occasionally… Read More ›
By Peter Adamson a professor of philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Maybe I’m just an optimist, but I think people today mostly acknowledge the importance and originality of philosophy in the Islamic world. Would any scholar now say in… Read More ›
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Another snippet from my marathon debate yesterday at Speakers’ Corner and before anyone complains (as they have done) that I’m preying on Christians who don’t know their faith, Josh is doing a PhD in Christian theology.
The atheist is none other than the author of Why, As an Atheist, I Am a Karaite published on Blogging Theology yesterday.
I love this argument 🙂
Sacred Freedom – Western Liberalist Ideologies in the Light of Islam Sacred Freedom contains a concise and frank examination of the legitimacy of atheism, humanism, pluralism, democracy and secularism as guiding ideologies for humankind. Discussing the consequences of a pluralistic… Read More ›
Having read the CPR this is very basic – but fun 🙂
One my all time favourite lectures. I find it intellectually compelling. There are competing philosophical views of reality. Main contenders are: common sense, reductive materialism, radical empiricism, and idealism. The lecture will review these, and defend an idealist view –… Read More ›