Here are some of the most-viewed posts/posts I enjoyed the most that I wrote this year, excluding my note-taking posts (I was going to try and do a recap of the books I’ve gotten/read this year but I really have completely forgotten exactly which ones I’ve acquired in 2015):
It’s technically a series, but for present purposes I’ll count my review of Katherine Sonderegger’s ‘Systematic Theology’: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Final Things. I won’t rehash my review(s), but I’ll simply state that this was one of the most enjoyable and challenging readings I’ve done in a while. On that note, here are two more non-review posts I did interacting with Sonderegger (among others): The Gift of a Name and Speaking of God…
Karl Barth was a big theme here as well, and I did two posts putting him in conversation with N.T. Wright: Barth, Wright and Election and Theology’s Biblical Dilemma. I also enjoyed writing on The Prolepsis of the Son and the Eternity of the Hypostatic Union. Some Quotes and Comments on the Natures and Wills of Christ in Barth was also a favourite of mine, written specifically against the accusation that Barth endorsed monothelitism. And finally, A Promise From Time Eternal rounds out the Barth category.
This year I also enjoyed reading David Luy’s ‘Dominus Mortis’, and wrote two posts interacting with it: The Solidarity of Impassibility and Luther, Nestorius, and Medieval Christology (which was a good deal of fun to write).
Another big theme (though this is kind of broad) was the intersection of reason, logic, science, the emotions and concepts: The Logic of Committment, Theory-Ladenness, the Given, Intellectual Passion and Theory Development, Conceptual Metaphors, Neuroscience and the Structure of Our Experience and Thomistic-Wittgensteinian Concept Formation and a Problem For Naturalism.
General philosophy (mostly philosophy of mind and philosophy of science) were touched on as well: Rational Reality and Inherent Intelligbility, The Causal and the Mental, Russell Against the Pragmatists, Humean, All Too Humean and Virtue, Narrative, and the Moral Identity. Since it’s a bit of an oddball, I’ll put The Natural Theology of Negation here as well.
All in all, a pretty decent year for reading and writing. I hope you enjoy, and here’s to a happy and productive 2016.