Resources on the Two-Minds Theory
« on: February 23, 2008, 11:43:46 pm »
Hello,

I'm wanting to write on the two-minds theory of the incarnation for an assignment in my Philosophy of Religion class. I have, of course, read Morris's book and the chapter on the subject in Philosophical Foundations For a Christian Worldview, but I was wondering if someone could direct me to journal articles and such that critically interact with the theory? Thanks!

Michael
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vanhornluke

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 07:55:01 am »

By "two minds theory" do you mean specifically Morris's theory?  If so, the only thing that comes immediately to mind is John Hick's criticisms.  He has a couple chapters/papers on this, but where they are, I'm not sure.  They might be in one of his books on the incarnation.  I also want to say that Michael Martin had a criticism somewhere (maybe in his book arguing against Christianity?) but again, I'm not sure if this is correct.


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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 01:15:08 am »
allprorege wrote:  
I'm wanting to write on the two-minds theory of the incarnation for an assignment in my Philosophy of Religion class. I have, of course, read Morris's book and the chapter on the subject in Philosophical Foundations For a Christian Worldview,
but I was wondering if someone could direct me to journal articles and such that critically interact with the theory? Thanks!

Michael


Wow! This is something I would like to do in my philosophy of religion class. Unfortunately I'm forced to write on Hume

I found some articles on the two minds theory. One is a critique, the other is more of a review I think, but it may prove useful.

1) A Critique of Thomas V. Morris's Use of Natural Kind Terms in The Logic of  God  Incarnate

2) Review: by William H. Austin   (this is a JSTOR article. Since you're a university student, you should be able to access this article through the university library online.

3) Two minds theory   (this is a brief short review of the idea, followed by a listing of the main problems with it at the end.

These are just a few. Obviously there are more I'm sure in the major journals and in textbooks on this theory. To be honest though, I think you have a good assessment of the idea in Craig and Moreland's Philosophical foundations book. But it's always good to have other critiques. I hope that helped somewhat.



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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 04:01:56 pm »

So, I was right.  Michael Martin criticizes Morris's two-minds view in his book The Case against Christianity.  John Hick also critiques Morris's view in his book The Metaphor of God Incarnate.


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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 02:50:09 am »
Thank you all for your assistance.  I greatly appreciate it!

Michael

"Controversy for the sake of truth is a divine command."