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

January 22

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.

January 27

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.

January 29

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, click on “ORIGINAL AT THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR,” and then download the pdf.

Gould, Stephen Jay. “Review: Impeaching a Self-Appointed Judge.” Scientific American (July 1992), pp. 118-21. Note: Unavailable online. Please use Mossey Library’s access to JSTOR to download a pdf of the original article.

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.

January 31

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.

March 18

Pliny. Letter to Trajan.                      

Polycarp. To the Philippians.            

The Martyrdom of Polycarp          

Apostles’ Creed

Nicene Creed

Chalcedonian Creed

Athanasian Creed

March 27

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.

March 30

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

April 3

Luther, Martin. The Ninety-Five Theses.