Jonathan S. McIntosh Archives - New Saint Andrews College

Dr. McIntosh’s Scholarly Work on Tolkien Nominated for Award

Dr. McIntosh's scholarly work on the metaphysics of J.R.R. Tolkien is snowballing attention. Recently, it was one of five works nominated by the Mythopoeic Society for its 2019 Scholarship Award. In this article, Dr. McIntosh explains his intentions with the book, the reason for its...

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Disputatio with Dr. Jonathan McIntosh

Please join us for this week's Disputatio. Dr. Jonathan McIntosh will be discussing some of the topics from his forthcoming book, The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faërie. Disputatio meets every Friday of the academic term at 3pm at the Nuart on...

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Lewis’s Possibilism, Lewis’s Actualism

by Dr. Jonathan McIntosh One of my areas of research and interest concerns the question of God’s power and creative possibility. In the history of western theology, as I argue, there is an unresolved and, indeed, almost unrecognized debate between two contrasting views of how God’s...

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Anselm’s Beard

by Dr. Jonathan McIntosh I teach an elective every year at New Saint Andrews College on the philosophical theology of St. Anselm of Canterbury (A.D. 1033-1109), and one of the passages from Anselm that always amuses me is his illustration of why it is not...

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The Artist is One Who Makes Artists of His Audience

I'm teaching a graduate seminar on "Theological Poetics" this term at NSA, and one of the texts I've assigned is R.G. Collingwood's classic The Principles of Art. Here's a little gem on how the artist is one who makes artists of his audience: If a poet...

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