A History of the Analysis of Concupiscence and its Ambiguities: An Inheritance of the Church

This is a recent paper on the history of the use of ‘Concupiscence.’ Concupiscence has played a significant and at times controversial role in Christian theology, from Augustine into our own time. Crucial debates during the reformation have relied upon its analysis. Its range of use has at times resulted in ambiguity. This paper surveys … Continue reading A History of the Analysis of Concupiscence and its Ambiguities: An Inheritance of the Church

A Paper on the Mathematics

Here is a recent paper on the source and character of mathematics. It is an exploration of Pythagorean-Platonic and Aristotelian-Thomistic accounts of mathematics and science. This paper argues that mathematics is a specific form of abstraction. It concludes that science remains authentic when it maintains an awareness that it is necessarily abstract or reductionist. It … Continue reading A Paper on the Mathematics

Dad is Going to Come

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.–Hebrews 11:6 What is it about faith that is pleasing to God? We can imagine a family of four brothers who have gone out for a kayak … Continue reading Dad is Going to Come