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 23

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 28

Wells, Jonathan. Darwin’s Straw God Argument. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 22 (2010): 67-88.  Note: The link is to Wells’ earlier online version—so far, attempts at finding the article are unsuccessful.

January 30

Wells, Jonathan. Survival of the Fakest. The American Spectator (December 2000 / January 2001).  Note: The hyperlink will not work.  Manually 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.

February 1

Meyer, Stephen C. A Scientific History – and Philosophical Defense – of the Theory of Intelligent DesignNote: The hyperlink will not work.  Manually enter http://www.discovery.org/a/7471 and download the pdf.

March 20

Pliny. Letter to Trajan.                      

Polycarp. To the Philippians.            

The Martyrdom of Polycarp.            

Apostles’ Creed

Nicene Creed

Chalcedonian Creed

Athanasian Creed

March 29

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

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

April 5 Luther, Martin. The Ninety-Five Theses.