Episodes

  • This is episode 77 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) on the problem of shame and reframing the self-narrative in light of the work of Christ. I hope you enjoy!

    Dr Meghan D. Page - https://www.meghan.page/
    Dr Allison Krile Thornton - http://allisonkrilethornton.com/

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 76 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) how narrative identity and developmental neuroscience can help us understand moral exemplarism as a serious model of atonement for addressing original sin. I hope you enjoy!

    Dr Meghan D. Page - https://www.meghan.page/
    Dr Allison Krile Thornton - http://allisonkrilethornton.com/

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

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  • This is episode 75 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland) and Allison Krile Thornton (University of South Alabama) moral exemplarism, shame, and Genesis 3. I hope you enjoy!

    Dr Meghan D. Page - https://www.meghan.page/
    Dr Allison Krile Thornton - http://allisonkrilethornton.com/

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 74 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Richard Clutterbuck (Wesley House, Cambridge) on how to think about doctrine as a living and changing thing throughout history. I hope you enjoy!

    Rev Dr Richard Clutterbuck
    1. Institutional Webpage - https://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/about/staff/richard-clutterbuck/

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 73 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, we (Joanna Leidenhag and Jonathan Rutledge) interview Terry J. Wright (Spurgeon's College) on developing a doctrine of providence that gives pride of place to all of God's actions rather than a restricted subset (e.g., only scripture or tradition). I hope you enjoy!

    Doctor Terry J. Wright
    1. Grove Books - https://grovebooks.co.uk/products/d-2-three-questions-about-providence-how-when-and-why-does-god-act?_pos=1&_sid=056942a69&_ss=r

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 72 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, Joanna Leidenhag (University of St Andrews) moves into the interviewee seat as she lays out for us the doctrine of creation ex nihilo, its historical development and ethical implications. I hope you enjoy!

    Doctor Joanna Leidenhag
    1. University Website - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/people/jmbl1
    2. Minding Creation (Amazon.co.uk) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Minding-Creation-Theological-Panpsychism-Systematic-ebook/dp/B08NXK386F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Joanna+Leidenhag&qid=1613573398&sr=8-1

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 71 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In this episode, I (along with Joanna Leidenhag) interview Mike Higton of Durham University. We mixed things up in this interview a bit since those being interviewed were all contributors to a book series on Christian doctrine by Grove Books. In later portions of the interview, we'll also be speaking more with Terry J. Wright (Spurgeon's College) and Joanna Leidenhag (University of St Andrews). Obviously, you'll know Joanna, so she gets to spend time as both an interviewer and interviewee at different points in this series. We hope you enjoy!

    Professor Mike Higton
    1. University Website - https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/staff/profile/?id=11676
    2. Amazon Author Profile - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mike-Higton/e/B001H6PWD6?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1611743760&sr=8-1

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 70 of the Logos Institute Podcast, after which we will take a short break in the podcast for the holidays. In this episode, Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Professor Oliver Crisp(Professor of Analytic Theology, University of St Andrews) about his recent book, Approaching the Atonement. In this final installment of the interview, we discuss Professor Crisp's take on forgiveness, mechanisms for endorsing a moral exemplarist model of atonement, Anselm's relevance to contemporary theology, and much more. We hope you enjoy!

    Oliver D. Crisp
    1. Oliver's Website - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/people/odc
    2. Closer to Truth Profile - https://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/oliver-crisp/profile

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 69 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Professor Oliver Crisp(Professor of Analytic Theology, University of St Andrews) about his recent book, Approaching the Atonement. In this installment of the interview, we discuss Professor Crisp's take on retributive justice, the nature of punishment, its relationship to the Thomistic account of love, and much more. We hope you enjoy!

    Oliver D. Crisp
    1. Oliver's Website - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/people/odc
    2. Closer to Truth Profile - https://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/oliver-crisp/profile

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 68 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Professor Oliver Crisp(Professor of Analytic Theology, University of St Andrews) about his recent book, Approaching the Atonement. In this first part of the interview, we discuss Professor Crisp's love of Star Wars, take on the most recent trilogy, and goal in publishing this most recent book on the atonement. We hope you enjoy!

    Oliver D. Crisp
    1. Oliver's Website - https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/divinity/people/odc
    2. Closer to Truth Profile - https://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/oliver-crisp/profile

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 67 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Doctor Joshua Ryan Farris (Alpine Christian School) about his recent book, An Introduction to Theological Anthropology(Baker Academic). In this final part of the interview, we discuss survivalism, the significance of the Incarnation for developing a theological anthropology, recent work in the area by Marc Cortez, how different methodological approaches might lead to differing views on the notion of gender, deification, and much more. If you want to skip around in the interview a bit, here are some timestamps to assist you!

    0:29 - Do you have any hope for a gappy existence model for survival?
    2:12 - What difference does the Incarnation make to anthropology?
    3:50 - Deification
    5:03 - Beatific Vision
    6:26 - What about Gnosticism and the denigration of the body?
    7:26 - Is your model a Christological anthropology? A Pneumatological anthropology? A Christo-pneumatological anthropology?
    8:35 - Against totalizing approaches (e.g. Marc Cortez)
    9:16 - Gender as an example of where the methodological disagreement between Farris and Cortez might make a practical difference in theology.
    12:46 - Getting at anthropology through a tradition

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Joshua Ryan Farris
    1. Philpapers Page - https://philpapers.org/s/Joshua%20R.%20Farris
    2. Amazon Book Page - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Theological-Anthropology-Humans-Creaturely/dp/080109688X

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 67 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Doctor Joshua Ryan Farris (Alpine Christian School) about his recent book, An Introduction to Theological Anthropology(Baker Academic). In this part of the interview, we discuss Dr Farris's idea that the body and other contingent aspects of our identity can leave impressions on the soul. If you want to skip around in the interview a bit, here are some timestamps to assist you!

    0:39 - Who Am I? As a relational or narrative question
    5:15 - Comparative value and contingent aspects of identity
    8:10 - Soulful Impressions
    9:29 - Tabula Rasa Souls?
    11:50 - How does gender tie in?
    12:18 - Culture?
    15:11 - Race and racial identity
    16:57 - Biological Origins and Theology
    22:18 - Animal Survivalism

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Joshua Ryan Farris
    1. Philpapers Page - https://philpapers.org/s/Joshua%20R.%20Farris
    2. Amazon Book Page - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Theological-Anthropology-Humans-Creaturely/dp/080109688X

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 66 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Doctor Joshua Ryan Farris (Alpine Christian School) about his recent book, An Introduction to Theological Anthropology(Baker Academic). In this part of the interview, we discuss Dr Farris's history in theology and philosophy, as well as why he became interested in the question of human nature to begin with. If you want to skip around in the interview a bit, here are some timestamps to assist you!

    0:35 - Introduction of Dr Farris
    1:55 - Academic background
    6:05 - Contextualizing Dr Farris's theology as Reformed
    9:43 - What's theological about anthropology?
    13:03 - Cartesian dualism (Why are humans identical to souls?)
    17:47 - Why the bad press for dualism in theology?
    19:53 - Why the bad press in philosophy?

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Joshua Ryan Farris
    1. Philpapers Page - https://philpapers.org/s/Joshua%20R.%20Farris
    2. Amazon Book Page - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Theological-Anthropology-Humans-Creaturely/dp/080109688X

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 65 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Professor Douglas Campbell(Duke Divinity School) about his recent book, Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God's Love (Eerdmans). In this portion, we turn to a discussion of Professor Campbell's relational ontology, his inclusive understanding of Romans 9-11, and his advice for not being like Marcion.

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Douglas Campbell
    1. Faculty Page - https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/douglas-campbell
    2. Personal Blog - https://www.douglascampbell.me/blog/welcome

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 64 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Professor Douglas Campbell(Duke Divinity School) about his recent book, Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God's Love (Eerdmans). In this portion, we turn to discussion of Professor Campbell's notion of foundationalism, the solution-to-problem order of theological investigation, and the pistis christou (faith of Christ) debate in biblical scholarship. We hope you enjoy!

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Douglas Campbell
    1. Faculty Page - https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/douglas-campbell
    2. Personal Blog - https://www.douglascampbell.me/blog/welcome

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 63 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) interview Professor Douglas Campbell(Duke Divinity School) about his recent book, Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God's Love (Eerdmans). In this portion, we discuss some of the previous work Prof Campbell has done insofar as it has informed and shaped his latest monograph. We hope you enjoy!

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Douglas Campbell
    1. Faculty Page - https://divinity.duke.edu/faculty/douglas-campbell
    2. Personal Blog - https://www.douglascampbell.me/blog/welcome

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 62 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:

    0:56 - How does a dark night of the soul connect with discussions of depression
    4:10 - Mother Teresa
    10:08 - Resisting a bifurcation between depression and dark night of the soul
    11:34 - Dark nights as potentially transformative
    13:19 - Henri Nouwen, connecting depression with a deeper love of God
    15:28 - On the importance of not pressuring people to find meaning in their suffering
    15:57 - a caution not to treat prima facie evils as intrinsic goods
    18:15 - Summary of what Christianity does contribute to discussions of depression
    22:24 - Future research for Tasia

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Tasia Scrutton
    1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton
    2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 61 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) continue our interview with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:

    0:21 - Two Competing Demythologizing Accounts
    1:31 - Why Tasia Scrutton's account is not a demythologizing one
    2:53 - Is there a myth that my depression is somehow deeply connected with my choices?
    6:21 - Can piety save us from depression?
    8:21 - The Myth of Choice & Pelagianism
    10:56 - Is there any connection between sin and depression? (The Social Aspect of Sin)
    13:19 - How does one's Christian account of anthropology connect with how one treats depression?

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Tasia Scrutton
    1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton
    2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 60 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) chat with Dr Tasia Scrutton(University of Leeds) about her recent book, Christianity and Depression (SCM Press). This is just the first part, so there's a bit of a warm-up. But then we move quickly through discussions of demons, sin, Christus Victor models of atonement, and much more. If you're interested in jumping around to different points of the interview, here are some timestamps to help:

    0:35 - Introduction of Dr Scrutton
    4:02 - How has your current project benefitted from historians of science?
    5:16 - Can you offer us a map of how you became interested in the intersection of Christianity and depression?
    9:36 - What are some of the views you take up in the book on the etiology and meaning of depression?
    12:04 - Is depression a result of sin?
    12:52 - Can depression be potentially transformative?
    13:18 - What about demons? What's wrong with attributing the presence of sin and depression to them?
    14:18 - Can you say more about God's relationship to suffering more broadly?
    16:11 - Why might someone wish to focus on sin and demons as causes of depression in certain Christian circles?
    19:39 - Christus Victor and Demythologization

    If you've enjoyed listening to this interview, please see other content from our guest:

    Tasia Scrutton
    1. Faculty Page - https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/1131/dr-tasia-scrutton
    2. Amazon Christianity and Depression - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Christianity-Depression-Tasia-Scrutton/dp/0334058902/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christianity+and+depression&qid=1592992368&sr=8-1

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w

  • This is episode 59 of the Logos Institute Podcast. In it, Professor Murray Rae(University of Otago, NZ) presents the 2020 Logos Institute International Lecture. In this lecture, he presents his lecture entitled, "Behold I am Making All Things New: Resurrection and the New Creation." Don't miss the Q&A at the end!

    1:07 - Prof Alan Torrance (St Andrews) introduces Prof Rae
    4:43 - Prof Murray Rae (Otago) presents "Behold, I Make All Things New: Resurrection and New Creation"
    59:44 - Q&A

    If you enjoyed this lecture, please take a look at more material from our guest!

    Professor William Wood
    1. Faculty Page - https://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/staff/otago013660.html
    2. Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/Murray-Rae/e/B001HPJL4I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1591796221&sr=8-3

    To learn more about the Logos Institute, visit our webpage at logos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. And don't forget to follow us on our blog where we post content from friends of the Institute at blogos.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk. You can also find us on Twitter (@LogosInst) and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheologyStAs/?fb…Oc4Pz4P0qkCrfO_w