January 15, 2019 - This work examines Jonathan Edward's view of the trinity, especially focusing on his understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit. The author argues that "while his restatement of Augustinian orthodoxy served the church well during a time of great doctrinal heterodoxy, it created some problems of its own".
August 2, 2018 - A delightful and thought-provoking book both for the philosophical questions it raises (e.g. Is happiness the chief end of man? Should it be? How is this to be achieved?) and for its historical role as a precursor to (or as Dante claims, the start of) Scholasticism.
July 5, 2018 - "Philosophy is written in this grand book the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and to read the alphabet in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one wanders about in a dark labyrinth"