Monthly Archives: February 2010

Does theology matter?

At the Hay Festival in May of 2009 Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams made the surprising – yet accurate – observation that, “Theology has itself in some ways drifted out of the intellectual mainstream. On the whole theology doesn’t figure.” This comment came after acknowledging that the work of Philip Pullman, of His Dark Materials fame, […]

Anselm’s Argument

I’m not personally all that concerned with providing proof of the existence of God – after all, it’s not that there is a God but what that God is like that really matters for human beings – but this formulation of Anselm of Canterbury’s so-called “ontological argument” by Jasper Hopkins is surprisingly persuasive. Give it a chance and see […]