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Thank God for the New Zealand Anti Terrorist Squad: Online

October 16th, 2016 1 Comment

Matt’s article is available at this link flannagan-pc-18-1 Permission has been granted from the Editor of Philosophia Christi to upload this contribution. Learn more about the journal by going to www.epsociety.org/philchristi.

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In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture

October 25th, 2013 1 Comment

Another of the books Matt has contributed to arrived from the publisher’s today. In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture addresses and responds to the major contemporary challenges to the divine inspiration and authority of Scripture. It is edited by Steven B Cowan and Terry L Wilder and published by B&H Academic. The […]

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Marquis and Ideal Desires

July 25th, 2013 1 Comment

In response to my post Peter Singer Human Dignity and Infanticide, Ben Jury offers some astute comments: “I agree with you, that Peter Singer does not motivate his account of ideal desires. However, I think there is a way to motivate it as follows: Marquis objects to Singer’s account because he thinks there is an alternative […]

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Peter Singer on Human Dignity and Infanticide: Part Two

December 19th, 2012 5 Comments

This is the second half of the paper I presented to the the Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Milwaukee three weeks ago. It is part of a two-part post series; make sure you have read part one Peter Singer on Human Dignity and Infanticide. II. Marquis’ Critique In my previous post I sketched Singer’s desire account […]

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Contra Mundum: After Birth Abortion

April 5th, 2012 4 Comments

“What we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn baby) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.” These words, published in the prestigious “Journal of Medical Ethics” by ethicists Dr Francesca Minerva and Dr Alberto Giubilini, sparked outrage around the world. After-birth abortion is, of […]

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Randal Rauser’s Mistake: A Defense of Calvin’s Doctrine of Election

November 12th, 2011 77 Comments

Thanks go to Matthew Flannagan for pointing me in the direction of this response to the problem. A while back Professor Randal Rauser issued a blog entitled “Calvinism and the Arbitrary Camp Director” in which he criticised the Calvinist understanding of election. For those of you who are unaware of the Calvinistic understanding of election, […]

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Abortion and the Morality of Feticide: Part II

February 16th, 2011 155 Comments

In my last post, Abortion and the Morality of Feticide: Part I, I briefly sketched an argument against feticide, [1] It is wrong to kill a human being without justification; [2] A fetus is a human being; [3] In the case of feticide (at least in the majority of cases) insufficient or no justification is forthcoming. […]

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