Category Church Fathers

Should Dawkins debate Craig?

Tonight at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, William Lane Craig, touted by some as the worlds leading Christian apologist, will be waiting on stage knowing full well that Richard Dawkins will not appear. That’s right, the usually outspoken Dawkins has decided to decline the offer to debate Craig on the grounds that Craig’s views offend […]

Was the name of Jesus declared by Moses?

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work on Justin Martyr and thus reading a lot of his Dialogue with Trypho. If you haven’t read it then you should stop whatever you are doing now and go read it… all! But in case you don’t have time for that I thought I’d share one of his intriguing thoughts! Justin […]

Irenaeus: How does the Old Testament testify of Christ?

What does Jesus mean when he says that the Scriptures testify of him? What does he mean when he says that Moses wrote about him? Well, Irenaeus of Lyons (you can hear an introductory talk about him here) addresses this in ‘Against Heresies’ (chapter 10, fourth book), and as my last post was about Justin Martyr, I […]

Justin Martyr: God who appeared to Moses is distinguished from God the Father

Many academics today will tell us that the guys in the Old Testament had no idea of any sort of Trinity or plurality in the Godhead. Why would they? After all, isn’t the Trinity just a New Testament or Early Church invention?! Justin Martyr, on the other hand (along with a rich and vast pedigree […]