John Wesley's Prevenient Grace: the Grace that Restored Moral Law in Humanity

Introduction This note demonstrates how John Wesley’s prevenient grace maintains total depravity without falling into Pelagianism. The first section sets the framework for understanding the uniqueness of Wesley’s prevenient grace by describing positions of the reformed and eastern traditions regarding the effects of original sin. The second section focuses on Read more…

Critique of Zabala's "A Religion Without Theists or Atheists"

Santiago Zabala wrote the introduction to a book by Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo (Postmodern philosophers) called The Future of Religion. This Note is a critique of Zabala’s introduction.  Santiago Zabala’s introductory chapter titled, “A Religion Without Theists or Atheists” is telling. Zabala’s introduction sets the context for Richard Rorty’s and Gianni Vattimo’s Read more…

Introductory Comments on Stylistics and Generative Grammar

Any linguistic analysis of literature is framed by presuppositions regarding the nature and function of language. The discipline of stylistics, which is a “sub-discipline of linguistics that is concerned with the systematic analysis of style in language,”[1] typically presupposes generative grammar theory.[2] The limits of this project prohibit any detailed Read more…