Hillsdale College Class

The following are documents for a course that Mr. Snyder teaches at Hillsdale College entitled “The Western Theological Tradition” (REL 105).

Online Documents

September 4

Thornbury, Gregory Alan. Assessment of Francis Schaeffer on Thomas Aquinas. SBTJ 6 (Summer 2002): 76-78. Note: Download the pdf and then scroll to pages 76-78 for the Thornbury discussion.

Aquinas, Thomas. Summa contra Gentiles 1.3-4, 7-8.

September 9

Wells, Jonathan. Darwin’s Straw God Argument. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 22 (2010): 67-88. Note: The link may be to an earlier online version, but it should suffice either way.

September 11

Wells, Jonathan. Survival of the Fakest. The American Spectator (December 2000 / January 2001). Note: If the hyperlink does not work, please enter http://www.discovery.org/a/1209 into your browser.

Gould, Stephen Jay Gould. Impeaching a Self-Imposed Judge. Scientific American (July 1992).

Johnson, Phillip E. Response to Gould.

Ruse, Michael. Transcript: Speech by Professor Michael Ruse. 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

September 13

Meyer, Stephen C. A Scientific History – and Philosophical Defense – of the Theory of Intelligent Design. Note: If the hyperlink does not work, please enter http://www.discovery.org/a/7471 and download the pdf.

October 25

Pliny. Letter to Trajan.                      

Polycarp. To the Philippians.            

The Martyrdom of Polycarp          

Apostles’ Creed

Nicene Creed

Chalcedonian Creed

Athanasian Creed

November 4

Patrick of Ireland. Confession. Link: https://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confessio_english#.

Note: For a good translation of Patrick’s Confession with the Latin text, see Máire B. de Paor, Patrick: The Pilgrim Apostle of Ireland.

November 6

Anselm of Canterbury. Cur Deus Homo, Book I and Cur Deus Homo, Book II.

November 11

Luther, Martin. The Ninety-Five Theses.