Trinity Journal of Natural & Philosophical Theology*
* In collaboration with the Trinity Graduate School of Apologetics and Theology
Welcome to the Trinity Journal of Natural & Philosophical Theology!
The TJNPT has been created to address issues of natural theology and philosophical theology that frequently arise in scholarly writings and debates. According to philosopher Charles Taliaferro, “Natural theology is the practice of philosophically reflecting on the existence and nature of God independent of real or apparent divine revelation or scripture.”* Probably the best examples of issues in natural theology would be the traditional “proofs” (and “disproofs”) of the existence of God: the cosmological argument, the teleological (design) argument, the moral argument, and the argument from evil.
As Yang and Davis (also philosophers) have it, philosophical theology “attempts to use the methodologies and conceptual resources of philosophers and apply them to theological issues”** Philosophical theology involves logical and metaphysical analysis of matters such as the Triunity of God, the Incarnation of Christ, the process of resurrection and characteristics of a resurrected body, and heaven and hell. Topics of both natural- and philosophical theology are often addressed in the arguments of Christian apologetics, philosophy of religion, and in public debates over Christian theism, atheism and agnosticism, and various non-Christian belief systems.
* Charles Taliaferro, “The Project of Natural Theology,” in W.L. Craig & J.P. Moreland, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, Blackwell Publishing, 2012, p. 1.
** Stephen T. Davis & Eric T. Yang, An Introduction to Christian Philosophical Theology, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020, p. 23.
TJNTP Editorial Board
Don McIntosh, Dr. Apol., Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Johnson C. Philip, Managing Editor
Dr. Ernest Musekiwa, Associate Editor
Dr. Saneesh Cherian, Associate Editor
Bill Kesatie, J.D., Associate Editor
Our inaugural issue (Volume I, Issue 1) is slated for publication in Fall 2022 (October). For author submission guidelines please see our Submissions page.