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The Unchangeable God and His Changeable Creation, by Cameron Daly

One point of St. Augustine’s I’d like to highlight is the changeability of all creatures—that is, of all things created by God—spiritual and corporeal alike. 1 It’s interesting and relevant for me in particular as it ties in with something I was discussing with my mom recently: the seeming eternal unchangeability of heaven and of people after they’ve died. 448 more words


Book Review #2: Saint Thomas Aquinas

  1. McInerny, Ralph, ed. 1998. Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings. New York: Penguin Classics.
  2. Pegis, Anton C., ed. 1948. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas. New York: Random House.
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Philosophy Forum 12/01/2017 -Avicenna's Theory of Supposition: Allan Back

Dear All

next week the forum will use this paper to pursue the notion of Avicenna’s ‘triplex status naturae’ as raised in the paper on haecceity. 11 more words

Medieval Philosophy

The Trinity and the Hidden Godhead?

This is our last week of reading the works of Meister Eckhart, and we have finally come to the sermon that contains one of the most interesting statements from Eckhart concerning his beliefs about the Godhead or the God beyond God. 741 more words

Scripture And Spirituality

Some Thoughts on Detachment, Love, and Divine Impassibility in Eckhart.

I have been continuing my studies of the writings of Meister Eckhart this week, and I find his doctrine/philosophy concerning perfect detachment to be especially interesting as it relates both to God’s impassibility and its superiority to love. 516 more words

Scripture And Spirituality

Summarizing Pseudo-Dionysius' The Divine Names: Part 1

I’ve recently started reading Pseudo-Dionysius'(PD) The Divine Names with the intent of including him in a history of philosophy syllabus.  What I have read and known regarding PD has all been either through quotes from Thomas Aquinas and from secondary source describing his views and influences.  258 more words


Jeff McDonough

Jeff McDonough is a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University and was the Alvin Plantiga Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame from 2015-2016. 104 more words