About the Author: John Cooper is the professor of philosophical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids Michigan.Cooper introduces the topic of Biblical anthropology by stating that at the time of Jesus, there were three views on the nature and destiny of man in general. Firstly, the Sadducees held that death was final, and there was no afterlife at all. … [Read more...]
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About Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived from 384-322 BCE. He is known as one of the greatest philosophers of antiquity along with his teacher Plato and Socrates. Aristotle lived in Athens where he established a career and wrote on a multitude of topics. His teacher Plato had established his own understanding of the soul and wrote about it in his book … [Read more...]
The ministry of “Rethinking Hell” has collected a selection of writings on conditional immortality by several prominent theologians and put them together into a book. The book is divided into six sections which all approach the topic of conditional immortality from a slightly different angle. Each section has multiple authors all of which contribute to a different aspect of … [Read more...]
The aim of this book is described by the author, as an attempt to articulate a historical study of the three main ideas of the atonement. Aulen actually spends more time defining, comparing and contrasting two of these views. The first view, he calls the classic view which he argues was held by the Early Church. This view has been referred to as ‘Christus Victor’ and has also … [Read more...]
PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY:Constable begins his book with this premise “my arguments from scripture must be overthrown from that source.” His challenge and appeal to his readers are that they will take God’s word for what it says. He says that many arguments have been mounted against him but they have been philosophical and not theological. On that note, he quickly … [Read more...]