Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume I & II

ISBN : 9780198866794

Michael C. Rea
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Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology

This two-volume collection brings together Michael C. Rea's most substantial work in analytic theology. The first volume considers the nature of God and our ability to talk and discover truths about God, whereas Volume II focuses on theological questions about humanity and the human condition. The chapters in the first part of Volume I explore issues pertaining to discourse about God and the authority of scripture. Part two focuses on divine attributes, while part three discusses doctrine of the trinity and related issues. Part one of Volume II considers the doctrines of the incarnation, original sin, and atonement. Part two examines the problem of evil, the problem of divine hiddenness, and a theological problem that arises in connection with the idea God not only tolerates but validates a response of angry protest in the face of these problems.


Volume I
Part I: Metatheology
1 Realism in Theology and Metaphysics
2 Theology without Idolatry or Violence
3 Authority and Truth
Part II: The Attributes of God
4 Divine Attributes as a Topic in Analytical Theology
5 Gender as a Divine Attribute
6 God Beyond Being
Part III: The Trinity
7 The Trinity
8 Polytheism and Christian Belief
9 Relative Identity and the Doctrine of the Trinity
10 Material Constitution and the Trinity with Jeff Brower
Volume II
Part I: Incarnation, Sin and Atonement
1 The Metaphysics of Original Sin
2 Hylomorphism and the Incarnation
3 The Ill-Made Knight and the Stain on the Soul
Part II: Evil, Divine Hiddenness, and Worship
4 In Defense of Skeptical Theism: A Reply to Almeida and Oppy with Michael Bergmann
5 Wright on Theodicy
6 Skeptical Theism and the Too-Much Skepticism Objection
7 Narrative, Liturgy, and the Hiddenness of God
8 Hiddenness and Transcendence
9 Protest, Worship, and the Deformation of Prayer


Michael C. Rea is Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the Logos Institute for Analytic & Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses primarily on topics in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and analytic theology. His publications include Voices from the Edge: Centring Marginalized Perspectives in Analytic Theology (co-edited with Michelle Panchuk; 2020), The Hiddenness of God (2018), Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology (co-edited with Oliver D. Crisp; 2009), Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity (co-edited with Thomas McCall; 2009), and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (co-edited with Thomas P. Flint; 2009). He is also the series editor of Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology with Oliver D. Crisp.