Historical Theology

Podcast Throwback: Thomas Aquinas: Friend or Foe? Michael Allen and Matthew Barrett

"Why are evangelicals so unfamiliar with one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church... Is Thomas a friend or a foe to evangelicals today? Was Thomas first and foremost a philosopher or a theologian? Was Thomas a rationalist as some would suggest?" - Credo

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A response to Owen Strachan's criticisms of classical theism

"Strachan begins his program by describing the figures he takes issue with: contemporary protestants who commend Aquinas as a fruitful pedagogue....But his description of our commendation is quite inaccurate; he sets up a very tall straw man" - Samuel Parkison

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Why We’re Still Confronting the Same Christmas Heresy as St. Nick

"Saint Nicholas, a historical precursor figure for Santa Claus, is said to have attended the First Council of Nicea in A.D. 325... Additional legends assert Nicholas became so enraged by the comments of Arius, who taught Jesus was not equal to God the Father, he slapped Arius across the face." - Lifeway

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Can Thomas Aquinas save us from (post)modernism?

"One of the more common mischaracterizations is that Thomas Aquinas is a pure rationalist who subverts the Scriptures at the expense of his philosophical musings. Contrary to this narrative, Aquinas was a man who was steeped in the Scriptures. For Thomas, the love of God is more important than the knowledge of God, even though both are absolutes." - Credo 

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Bavinck on Historical Criticism: The Search for the Essence of Christianity

"Bavinck critiques historical criticism as not really historical in the sense of being merely an open-minded search for truth. It is instead the re-telling of history according to a different philosophical axioms and different theological doctrines." - Credo

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