POGOS: Thomas H. McCall on Barth & Aquinas Reading Hebrews
This week in Pogos Joanna Leidenhag and I (Jonathan Rutledge) wrap up our discussion with Prof Tom McCall (Asbury Theological Seminary, fall 2020) about his recent project on contemporary biblical & analytic Christology, this time with an emphasis on two streams of theological interpretation represented by Karl Barth and St Thomas Aquinas. We hope you enjoy!
Thomas H. McCall is a Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding. He has published widely in analytic and systematic theology from within the Wesleyan tradition, including such books as Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity (coedited with Michael C. Rea; Oxford, 2009), Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (coauthored with Keith D. Stanglin; Oxford, 2012), Whose Trinity? Whose Monotheism?: Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology (Eerdmans, 2010), and, most recently, Against God and Nature: The Doctrine of Sin (Crossway, 2019). He is also a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Wesleyan Theological Society, and Evangelical Theological Society.
Joanna Leidenhag is a Lecturer in Science-Engaged Theology at the University of St Andrews. Her research is located at the intersection between contemporary philosophy of mind and Christian theology, and focuses on the implications of panpsychism within the doctrine of creation in particular. She is the recipient of the 2018 Student Prize of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT).
Jonathan C Rutledge is executive producer and host of the Logos Institute’s official podcast, Pogos, as well as its blog, creatively-dubbed Blogos. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied under Linda T. Zagzebski, and he holds a Ph.D. in divinity from the University of St Andrews where he studied under Alan J. Torrance. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Logos Institute, and his primary academic interests lie in the areas of epistemology, value theory, philosophy of religion, and systematic & analytic theology. His current projects include a monograph on the nature of forgiveness & a sacrificial model of atonement, defending the importance theologically value-driven concepts, and constructing a Foley-inspired account of epistemic rationality & defeat. His favorite pastime involves walking on the East Sands with his sons, Caspian & Theodore, and spouse, Bethany.