Philosophy, Theology and Religion (PTR) Class
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This series, titled "Why Western Theology Is Incoherent," will contrast Western and Eastern Christian theology in five areas:  (1) the concept of faith, (2) the doctrine of God, (3) the saving work of Christ, (4) the procession of the Holy Spirit, and (5) the Christian life.  Recordings of class discussions for (1) and for (2) up through January 15 are available in CD format from Tony Andrews.  Beginning on January 22, 2012, we have been able to record the classes on MP3 files, and thus to make them available on the BUMC website.

The Concept of Faith

Please see Tony Andrews for recordings, or check out a cassette recording of the class from Rm. 209.

The Doctrine of God

For recordings before January 22, please see Tony Andrews, or check out a cassette from Rm. 209.

January 22, 2012 (Gregory of Nyssa, Nature and Energies of God)

January 29, 2012 (Pseudo-Dionysius, Affirmative/Superlative Theology)

February 5, 2012 (Pseudo-Dionysius, Symbolic Theology)

February 12, 2012 (Pseudo-Dionysius, Negative Theology)

February 19, 2012 (Augustine, Relational Theory of the Trinity)

February 26, 2012 (Augustine, Psychological Study of the Trinity)

March 4, 2012 (Aquinas, God's Existence)

March 11, 2012 (Aquinas, God's Essence)

March 18, 2012 (Aquinas, God's "Omnipresence")

The Saving Work of Christ

Overview

March 25, 2012 (Augustine on the Fall)

April 1, 2012 (Origen on the Fall)

April 15, 2012 (Gregory and Maximus on the Fall)

April 22, 2012 (Eriugena on the Fall and Theories of the Atonement)

April 29, 2012 (Physical versus Satisfaction Theory of the Atonement)

May 6, 2012 (Irenaeus on Recapitulation and Nicaea I & Constantinople I)

May 13, 2012 (Ephesus & Chalcedon)

May 20, 2012 (Constantiniple II - Constantinople III)

The Christian East

September 9, 2012 (First Six Ecumenical Councils)

S
eptember 16, 2012 (Arianism)

S
eptember 23, 2012 (Nicene Creed)

S
eptember 30, 2012 (Athanasius against Arianism)

O
ctober 7, 2012 (Athanasius against Tropicism)

O
ctober 14, 2012 (Physical Theory of the Atonement in the Arian and Macedonian/Tropicist Controversies)


October 21, 2012 (Gregory of Nazianzus against Arianism, Macedonianism, and Apollinarianism)

October 28, 2012 (Nestorianism)

November 4, 2012 (Cyril of Alexandria)

November 11, 2012 (Physical Theory of the Atonement in the Nestorian Controversy)

November 25, 2012 (Monophysitism)

December 2, 2012 (Leo the Great and Theodoret)

December 9, 2012 (Aftermath of Ephesus and Chalcedon)

December 16, 2012 (The "Three Chapters" and Monoenergism/Monotheletism)

December 23, 2012 (Physical Theory Overview and Why Western Theology is Incoherent)

The Christian West

January 6, 2013 (Anselm on Original Sin)

January 13, 2013 (Anselm on the Human Predicament)

January 20, 2013 (Anselm on Why the God-Man)

January 27, 2013 (Anselm and the Satisfaction Theory of the Atonement)

February 3, 2013 (Anselm's Replies to Objections)

Februray 10, 2013 (Calvin on Human Depravity)

February 17, 2013 (Calvin and the Satisfaction Theory of the Atonement)

February 24, 2013 (Calvin and the Biblical Basis for the Satisfaction Theory)

March 3, 2013 (Introduction to the Biblical Basis for the Satisfaction Theory)

March 10, 2013 (Christ as Propitiation)

March 17, 2013 (Christ as Sin, Christ as Sacrifice)

March 24, 2013 (Christ as the Paschal Lamb)

April 7, 2013 (Christ as the Suffering Servant)

April 14, 2013 (Christ as the New Adam)

April 21, 2013 (Christ as Reconciler)

April 28, 2013 (Final Critique of the Satisfaction Theory)

The Procession of the Holy Spirit

May 5, 2013 (The Iconoclastic Controversy)

May 12, 2013 (The Filioque Controversy)

May 19, 2013 (The Schism of 1054)

The Problem of Evil:  Freewill & Grace

September 8, 2013 (Recap of Faith - God)

September 15, 2013 (Recap of Christ - Holy Spirit) - Please see Tony Andrews for the recording.

September 22, 2013 (The Problem of Evil)

September 29, 2013 (Free Will and Grace in Pelagius)

October 6, 2013 (Augustine's Controversies; Augustine's Reply to the Manicheans:  Faith and Morality)

October 13, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Manicheans:  the Old Testament and the Problem of Evil--Evil as Privation)

October 20, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Manicheans:  the Problem of Evil--Free Will)

October 27, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Manicheans:  the Problem of Evil--Totality Theory)

November 3, 2013 (Augustine's Questions to Simplician)

November 10, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Prevenient Grace)

November 17, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Predestination)

December 1, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  God's Will That All Be Saved and the Virtuous Pagan)

December 8, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  The Hardening of Pharaoh's Heart)

December 15, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Foreknowledge and Free Will)

December 22, 2013 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Grace and Moral Effort)

January 5, 2014 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Grace and Free Will I)

January 12, 2014 (Augustine's Reply to the Pelagians:  Grace and Free Will II)

January 19, 2014 (Augustine's Theology of History)

January 26, 2014 (Calvin:  Knowledge of God I)

February 2, 2014 (Calvin:  Knowldege of God II)

February 9, 2014 (Calvin: Human Depravity and Christ's Atonement)

February 16, 2014 (Calvin:  Justification by Faith)

February 23, 2014 (Calvin:  Imputation of Righteousness)

March 2, 2014 (Digression:  Contrast with Byzantine Theology)

March 9, 2014 (Calvin:  Grace and Predestination I)

March 16, 2014 (Calvin:  Grace and Predestination II)

March 23, 2014 (Calvin:  Free Will)

March 30, 2014 (Calvin:  Summary of Grace, Predestination, and Free Will)

April 6, 2014 (Digression:  A Play in Which the Author Is a Character)

April 13, 2014 (Calvin:  Church)

April 27, 2014 (Calvin:  Sacraments)

May 4, 2014 (Calvin:  Civil and Church Government, and Paul on Predestination I)

May 11, 2014 (Paul on Predestination II)

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What is Religion?

September 7, 2014 (Introduction)

September 14, 2014 (Old Testament Sources)

September 21, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Collective Representations and Law of Participation)

September 28, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Likenesses, Names, Shadows, Dreams, and Groups)

October 5, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Time, Space, and Number)

October 12, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Language I)

October 19, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Language II)

October 26, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Physical Impossibility; Liknesses in the OT)

November 2, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Likenesses and Names in the OT)

November 9, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Shadows (Faces), Dreams, and Groups in the OT I)

November 16, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Groups in the OT II)

November 30, 2014 (Levy-Bruhl:  Language in the OT)

December 7, 2014 (Havelock:  Rhythm and Formulas)

December 14, 2014 (Havelock:  Narrative, Parataxis, and Visualization/Auralization)

December 21, 2014 (Havelock:  Emotion and Polytheism)

January 4, 2015 (Havelock:  Auralization in the OT I)

January 11, 2015 (Havelock:  Auralization in the OT II)

January 18, 2015 (Havelock:  Auralization in the OT III, Polytheism in the OT I)

January 25, 2015 (Havelock:  Polytheism in the OT II)

February 1, 2015 (Havelock:  Polytheism in the OT III)

February 8, 2015 (Jaynes:  Overview)

February 15, 2015 (Jaynes:  Consciousness I)

March 1, 2015 (Jaynes:  Consciousness II)

March 8, 2015 (Jaynes:  Consciousness III)

March 15, 2015 (Jaynes:  Consciousness IV)

March 22, 2015 (Jaynes:  The Bicameral Mind)

March 29, 2015 (Jaynes:  Transition from the Bicameral Mind to Consciousness)

April 12, 2015 (Jaynes:  Post-Bicameral Religion)

April 19, 2015 (Jaynes:  Contemporary Manifestations of Bicamerality)

April 26, 2015 (Jaynes:  Bicamerality in the OT I)

May 3, 2015 (Jaynes:  Bicamerality in the OT II)

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India and the Theology of the Abrahamic Religions

September 13, 2015 (Introduction)

September 20, 2015 (Periods of Indian Philosophy)

September 27, 2015 (Chandogya and Mandukya Upanishads)

October 4, 2015 (Katha and Shvetashvatara Upanishads)

October 11, 2015 (The Mahabharata)

October 18. 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Arjuna's Hesitation)

October 25, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Krishna's First and Second (Sankhya) Arguments)

November 1, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Krishna's Third (Yoga) Argument)

November 8, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Transition to Vedanta)

November 15, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Vedanta)

November 29, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Krishna's Fourth (Vedanta) Argument

December 6, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Review of the Four Arguments)

December 13, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Vedanta Metaphysics I)

December 20, 2015 (Bhagavad Gita:  Vedanta Metaphysics II & Vedanta Ethics)

January 3, 2016 (Maitri Upanishad)

January 10, 2016 (Hippolytus:  Possible Link between the Upanishads and Plotinus)

January 17, 2016 (Plotinus I)

January 31, 2016 (Plotinus II)

February 7, 2016 (Plotinus III)

February 14, 2016 (Plotinus IV)

February 21, 2016 (Gregory of Nyssa I)

February 28, 2016 (Gregory of Nyssa II)

March 6, 2016 (Gregory of Nyssa III)

March 13, 2016 (Augustine I)

March 20, 2016 (Augustine II)

April 3, 2016 (Augustine III)

April 10, 2016 (Augustine IV)

April 17, 2016 (Augustine V)

April 24, 2016 (Augustine VI)

May 1, 2016 (Ibn Tufayl I)

May 8, 2016 (Ibn Tufayl II)

May 15, 2016 (Ibn Tufayl III)

May 22, 2016 (Ibn Tufayl IV)

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September 11, 2016 (Documentary Hypothesis I)

September 18, 2016 (Documentary Hypothesis II)

September 25, 2016 (Documentary Hypothesis III)

October 2, 2016 (Objections to the Documentary Hypothesis)

October 9, 2016 (Gen. 2:4b-3:24)

October 16, 2016 (Gen. 4:1-8:22)

October 23, 2016 (Epic of Gilgamesh)

October 30, 2016 (Gen. 9:18-11:9)

November 6, 2016 (Gen. 12:1-18:33)

November 13, 2016 (Gen. 19:1-13)

December 4, 2016 (Gen. 19:14-24:49)

December 11, 2016 (Gen. 24:50-26:22)

December 18, 2016 (Gen. 26:23-28:10)

January 8, 2017 (Gen. 28:11a-35:22)

January 15, 2017 (Gen. 37:2b-39:23)

January 22, 2017 (Gen. 42:1-47:27a)

January 29, 2917 (Gen. 47:29-50:22b)

February 5, 2017 (Ex. 1:6-5:2)

February 12, 2017 (Ex. 13:21-34:28)

February 19, 2017 (Num. 10:29-25:5)

February 26, 2017 (Deut. 34:5-Josh. 7:26)

March 5, 2017 (Josh. 8:1-11:14)

March 12, 2017 (Josh. 11:15-Judg. 11:40)

March 19, 2017 (Judg. 13:2-18:31)

March 26, 2017 (Judg. 19:1-21:25)

April 2, 2017 (1Sam. 1:1-5:9)

April 9, 2017 (1Sam. 5:10-16:1)

April 23, 2017 (1Sam 16:2-25:44)

April 30, 2017 (1Sam. 26:1-2Sam.2:7)

May 7, 2017 (2Sam. 2:8-7:29)

May 14, 2017 (2Sam. 8:1-13:37)

May 21, 2017 (2Sam. 13:38-18:18)

June 4, 2017 (2Sam. 18:19-1Kings 2:46)
 


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