Hillsdale College Class

The following are documents for a course that Mr. Snyder teaches at Hillsdale College entitled “The Western Theological Tradition” (REL 105). This series of lectures can be found online at Sermon Audio.

Course Syllabus

REL 105 – The Western Theological Tradition

Online Resources

Lecture 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.

Lecture 5

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

Lecture 6

Wells, Jonathan. Darwin’s Straw God Argument. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 22 (2010): 67-88.

Lecture 7

Wells, Jonathan. Survival of the Fakest. The American Spectator (December 2000 / January 2001). Note: To download the original article, click on “ORIGINAL AT THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR.”

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 find 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.

Lecture 8

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 then download the pdf.

Lecture 23

Pliny. Letter to Trajan.                       Nicene Creed

Polycarp. Letter to the Philippians.             Chalcedonian Creed

The Martyrdom of Polycarp.             Athanasian Creed

Apostles’ Creed

Lecture 27

Patrick of Ireland. Confession.  Link: http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confession_english#.

Note: 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 .

Lecture 28

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

Lecture 30

Luther, Martin. The Ninety-Five Theses.