Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum quote

July 1, 2009

For part of my thesis I am currently working on a detailed study of sayings by the Patriarchs in Pseudo-Philo’s Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum.  I came across this statement by the two faithful spies sent out by Moses which I thought was pretty cool:

Just as hard iron can overcome the stars, or as weapons conquer lightning, or thunder is extinguished by the arrows of men, so can these men fight against the Lord!

-LAB 15:2


Jim Wallis @ Denver Seminary March 3rd

February 29, 2008

Special Event with Jim Wallis
Hosted by Dr. Danny Carroll R. and Dr. Vernon Grounds
Monday, March 3, 3:00-4:30pm
Executive Board Room
  (2nd Floor, Graber Administration Bldg)
Lecture, Q & A, and Book signing

Jim Wallis is a public theologian, preacher, speaker, activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. His new book is called The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America.

His previous book, God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It (HarperCollins, 2005), was on The New York Times best-seller list for four months. God’s Politics was widely credited with sparking a national conversation on faith and politics.

Jim Wallis is president and executive director of Sojourners, where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine—whose print and electronic publication reaches more than 250,000 people. He speaks at more than 200 events each year and his columns have appeared in major newspapers such The New York Times, The Washington Post,The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe, among others. He appears regularly on radio and television programs, including Meet the Press, Hardball, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The O’Reilly Factor, and National Public Radio. In addition, Jim Wallis teaches a course at Harvard University on “Faith, Politics, and Society,” and is the author of eight books, including Faith Works; The Soul of Politics: A Practical and Prophetic Vision for Change;Who Speaks for God? A New Politics of Compassion, Community, and Civility; and Call to Conversion.

LSU Philosophy Conference Call for Papers

February 18, 2008

LSU Philosophy Conference


The Graduate Students of Louisiana State University’s Philosophy Department invite submissions for our First Annual Philosophy Conference. Papers in any area of Philosophy are welcome, from any philosophical tradition; submissions from graduate and undergraduate students will be considered. The conference will be held April 11-12, 2008, on the Baton Rouge campus of LSU.

Please submit papers as an attachment to an email, with ‘submission’ in the subject line, in .pdf or .doc format to:

Submission deadline: March 13, 2008

We are pleased to announce that François Raffoul will deliver our keynote address: “The Question of Ethics in 20th Century Continental Philosophy”

Presentations are limited to 30 minutes, so papers should be no more than 15 pages, and should be suitable for blind review—with no identifying information on the pages of text. Please include a detachable cover sheet with your name, a 250 word paper abstract, university affiliation, and email address.

The conference organizers will arrange accommodations for presenters in the homes of graduate students.

Questions? Write us at

the two greatest and purest pleasures of human life?

January 16, 2008

Hume says, “study and society” (Dialogues concerning natural religion).

Introductory Lectures on _Being and Time_

December 11, 2007

These are extremely basic and overviewish, but will be helpful to someone with little or no clue concerning Heidegger’s Being and Time. Here is the link.

Is Latin Dead?

November 21, 2007

This post is the beginning of a series of posts on Latin and Greek Theological terms. I am trying to polish up on my knowledge concerning theological vocabulary and I thought that maybe some of you Summa Philosophiae readers might be interested in some of the terms I come across. All the information I present in these posts will be taken directly from the Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms by Richard A. Muller.

crux theologorum: the cross of the theologians; i.e., the doctrinal question most troublesome to theologians, which cannot be solved in this life, viz., the question concerning the reason for the salvation of some people and not others; a term used by Lutherans to pose the problem of universal and particular grace and to point to the problem inherent both in Calvinism, which must qualify universal grace, and Arminianism, which must deny salvation by (particular) grace alone.

Birmingham, AL Anglican church plant

November 20, 2007

C.S. Lewis biographer and professor at Beeson Divinity School, Lyle Dorsett, is planting a church in Birmingham called Christ the King Anglican Church.  This is an AMIA church plant from St. Peters Anglican Church that is meeting on the campus of Samford University in the beautiful Hodges Chapel.