<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Philosophy of Religion (Summary of Progress to Date) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Philosophy of Religion (Summary of Progress to Date)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 18/12/2010 19:58:05)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">This report summarises progress to date on my  Philosophy of Religion project. I produce a monthly <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_519.htm">report</A><SUP>1</SUP>, but I intend to update this one annually, on change of  Academic Year . This one is as at end September 2009. <ul type="disc"><li>My magnum opus in this regard, namely <A href="../../Tract00.htm" TARGET = "_top">Tractatus Christianus</A>, is still on hold, and has been for over 18 years. The version I m taking forward is at this <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_1/Notes_170.htm">link</A><SUP>2</SUP>, where it has been converted to the new  hyperlinked Notes format. I have not yet had time seriously to re-read it nor to update it in the light of my philosophical training. It will also need updating in the light of recent discussions. </li><li>Biographical Notes produced of why I <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_572.htm">became</A><SUP>3</SUP>, and eventually <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_573.htm">ceased</A><SUP>4</SUP> to be, a Christian. </li><li>Blog undertaken with <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_3/Notes_395.htm">Simon</A><SUP>5</SUP>. Awaiting Simon for further comment (promise received 30<SUP>th</SUP> September 2007). </li><li>Account completed of my <A href="../Carthusians.htm" TARGET = "_top">Carthusian</A> experiences, in response to an <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_535.htm">enquiry</A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li><li>Very extensive correspondence initiated and iterated with <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_272.htm">Sylvia</A><SUP>7</SUP>.</li><li>Survived an attempt at re-evangelisation from <a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_288.htm">Jack</A><SUP>8</SUP>.</li><li>Conceived of a sub-project to re-read through the Bible (and Koran) and record all those passages that are either remarkable or odd. Unfortunately, I haven t got much further than the early chapters of <a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_291.htm">Genesis</A><SUP>9</SUP>.</li><li>Vacation in Madeira with Mike and Sylvia in October 2007. We had many interesting discussions, though since they were not blogged they will be lost in the mists of time. </li><li>Read <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5810.htm">Carrier (R.C.) - The argument from biogenesis: Probabilities against a natural origin of life</A>"; passed <a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_752.htm">annotations</A><SUP>10</SUP> on to Sylvia, and received <a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_753.htm">feedback</A><SUP>11</SUP>. </li><li>Raised with Sylvia the issue of <a name="12"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_747.htm">Authority</A><SUP>12</SUP>.</li><li>Discussed <a name="13"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_749.htm">Tiahuanaco</A><SUP>13</SUP> with Sylvia.</li><li>Read <a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12599.htm">Price (Huw) - StarvingtheTheologicalCuckoo</A>".</li><li>Brief <a name="14"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_787.htm">investigation</A><SUP>14</SUP> into / debunking of the supposedly miraculous Loretto Chapel staircase in response to a pious audio-visual forwarded by a Bridge friend.</li><li>Discussion (face to face, followed by emails  no permission to blog) about reincarnation with Frank, a friend from my Cambridge days.</li><li>Wrote a <a name="15"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_811.htm">blog</A><SUP>15</SUP> entry on a couple of pop videos by Coldplay. Discussed with Sylvia. </li><li>Review  only reading  of <a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12841.htm">Smith (Peter) - Religion and the Philosophy of Religion: Blog on Murray & Rea's 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion'</A>". Received feedback from Sylvia, relevant (inter alia) to the discussion on  mad bad or God . </li><li> Read <a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12875.htm">Fuller (Steve) - Standing Up For What You Don't Believe</A>".</li><li>Read <a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12902.htm">Mishnah, Talmud - Talmud - Wikipedia Entry</A>", and completed cataloguing and obtaining downloads of the Soncino Talmud (both English translations, and the Hebrew/Aramaic original).</li><li>Read <a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12979.htm">Grayling (Anthony) - Origin of the Specious</A>" & <a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12980.htm">Fuller (Steve) - Against the Faith</A>".</li><li> I ve completed a course of lectures published by Yale - <a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12604.htm">Hayes (Christine) - Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)</A>".</li><li>Read <a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1582.htm">Barr (James) - The Garden of Eden and the Hope of Immortality</A>". </li><li>Attended a day conference in October 2008, put on by the Open Bible Trust, <I>An Introduction to the New Testament</I>, held in Julie s church in Billericay. </li><li>Read <a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2861.htm">Kasser (Rodolphe), Wurst (Gregor) & Meyer (Marvin) - Gospel of Judas</A>" as part of my general catch-up on background reading; on the Gnostics this time. </li><li>Read <a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_13/PaperSummary_13041.htm">Josephus (Flavius), Whiston (William) - The Life of Flavius Josephus</A>".</li><li>Wrote a  Jamie Bulger <a name="16"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_820.htm">Blog</A><SUP>16</SUP> entry in response to an email petition received by Julie, though I wish I d not started it.</li><li>Wrote a <a name="17"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_832.htm">Blog</A><SUP>17</SUP> entry in response to an email received on Philos_List seeking the  World s Worst Argument and suggesting a creationist video on U-Tube (concerning the design of the banana) as a prime candidate.</li></ul></P> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_823_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 2 Versions of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">08/04/2009 08:41:17</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3081</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_823_39911362.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (Summary of Progress to Date)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">26/12/2008 14:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2723</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_823_39808589.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (Summary of Progress to Date)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">18/12/2010 19:58:05</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">823 (Status: Philosophy of Religion (Summary of Progress to Date))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_519.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_747.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Authority</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_752.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Biogenesis</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_753.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Biogenesis. 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