Category Archives: Analogia Entis

I Don’t Think God, Neither Do You: God Speaks For and Names Himself

Emil Brunner and Karl Barth famously had a serious quarrel, even fall-out, over Barth’s perception of ‘natural theology’ in Brunner’s approach. While it is true that Brunner affirmed something like Calvin’s sensus divinitatis, he also has some very strong points … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Emil Brunner

‘Parables’ and the ‘Analogy of Faith’ in the Theology of Barth’s Romans II

As we all know by now Karl Barth was not a proponent of natural theology, or the analogia entis (‘analogy of being’). But what we do find in Barth is an appeal to ‘secular parables,’ something equivalent to what Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, Karl Barth, Kenneth Oakes | 1 Comment

We Don’t Need Nature, We Only Need Jesus to Know God

I know natural theology, or the idea that God can be known through simple discovery and reflection on nature is quite popular among contemporary Christians as well as in the tradition. But as I read the Bible this seemingly intuitive … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Classical Theism, Evangelical Calvinism, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism

The ‘Young Marburg’ Barth against Charles Ryrie, Thomas Aquinas, and the Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence

The first time I attended Bible College was just after I graduated high school in 1992; I attended a small Conservative Baptist Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona, at that time called Southwestern College (it is now called Arizona Christian University). … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogy of Being, Analytic Theology, Analytical Theology, Barth, Book Reviews, Charles Ryrie, Karl Barth, Kenneth Oakes, Metaphysics, Theology Of Glory, Thomas Aquinas, Thomism | 2 Comments

The Theology of the Cross in Job Says No to Natural Theology and the Theology of Glory

The book of Job provides such a visceral and existential reality toward unfolding human suffering in the context of a God-world relation. What is interesting (and this is an insight I picked up while in Ray Lubeck’s class in undergrad Old … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogy of Being, Biblical Theology | 4 Comments

How Do We Know God? The Analogy of Being Strained Through David Bentley Hart and Karl Barth

We have discussed often, here at The Evangelical Calvinist, the analogia entis (‘analogy of being’); indeed I have even written a whole chapter in critique of it for our first volume edited book, Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, David Bentley Hart, Doctrine Of Creation, Karl Barth, Kurt Anders Richardson, Metaphysics, Robert Dale Dawson | 1 Comment

Miscellanies on the Thomist Intellectualist Tradition and its Impact on Reformed Theology

Something that I don’t think most Reformed theologians, whether yet budding, or senior are all that concerned with or cognizant of is the role that their respective anthropology plays in their theological prolegomena. I would say that most if not … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine of God, Evangelical Calvinism, Jacobus Arminius, Metaphysics, Reformation, Reformed Theology, Revelational Theology, Richard Muller, Ron Frost, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism | 1 Comment

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth on Divine Simplicity and Analogy [of Being] in Comparison

The following is the combination of two posts I wrote about a year ago, I was broaching the issue of analogy in regard to how human beings attempt to speak and know God. What I sketched was the disparity that … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, George Hunsinger, Karl Barth, T. F. Torrance, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance | 1 Comment

Knowing God: Analogy of Being or Faith? Barth, Balthasar, McCormack

I have recently been having a discussion with someone that has revolved somewhat around what has been called the analogia entis or “the analogy of being.” My book chapter for our forthcoming book also orbits around this same place of … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Karl Barth | 2 Comments

T.F. Torrance Responds to the Eternal Functional Subordination Debate

I was just scanning one of my old blogs (yeah, I have about five to six other blogs that I used to run that nobody has access to anymore but me), and I just came across fortuitously (I wasn’t even … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance, Trinity | 6 Comments