Tag: #theology

On Intellectual Property, Considered According to Natural Law and the Rights of Men

[A term paper I wrote for my course Natural Law and Natural Rights at Davenant Hall. This version does not include citations: for those get the PDF here.] Introduction On March 17, 2022, news media around the world broke the story that Amazon acquired the famous MGM film studio. Included in this purchase were the righ… Read more…

The Humbling of Hermeneutics (The Reformation and the Modern World Term Paper)

[A term paper I wrote for my course The Reformation and the Modern World at Davenant Hall. This version does not include citations: for those get the PDF here.] Introduction “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”1 Since Luther emerged onto the medieval scene as a lightning bolt from heaven, the … Read more…

Justly Justified (Theology of the Heidelberg Catechism Term Paper)

[A term paper I wrote for my course The Theology of the Heidelberg Catechism at Davenant Hall. This version does not include citations: for those get the PDF here.] Introduction That wonderful catechism from Heidelberg, justly famous among the chief Reformed confessional documents, is much more widely recognized than o… Read more…

Living for the I AM: The Implications of God as Subsistent Being

[A term paper I wrote for my course Philosophy for Theology at Davenant Hall. This version does not include citations: for those get the PDF here.] Introduction Not everyone likes philosophy,1 and often this stems from the widespread impression that it is of no practical use. Philosophy, many believe, is simply recrea… Read more…

Free Will and the Problem of Hypothetical Analogies

When debates over Calvinism arise, a frequent and careless charge made against it that it implies we don't really have a choice about what we do. If Bernie Sanders were to win the 2020 election, it would not be because a majority of people (electors?) chose him, but because they voted for him without actually having a … Read more…