What if God is as rational as our own existence? Sitting in a pub one Christmas Eve, two friends hash out their doubts and questions about God, the Trinity, and existence itself. They agree that the Christian Trinity does not make much sense, yet when they look at the origins of the universe, they realize it also does not make sense, and for exactly the same reasons. And if the enigma of the Trinity is the same one underlying the universe, then perhaps the Trinity is as rational to believe in as our own existence. Yet as the night goes on, they realize the same tact can be taken with lots of other mysteries as well, including free will, the soul, God, eternity, truth, and meaning. If such things were not real, then would we even exist to talk about it?
‘Rethinking Truth: Assessing Heidegger's critique of Aquinas in light of Vallicella's critique of Heidegger', New Blackfriars vol. 101 (May 2020). Available here.
'Race, Gender, and Religion in an African Enlightenment', The Journal of Religion and Film, Vol.26, Iss.1, (April 2022). Available here.
"Being and Time-less Faith: Juxtaposing Heideggerian Anxiety and Religious Faith." Open Theology 6 (2020). Available Here
'The Monstrous Other and The Biblical Narrative of Ruth', The Journal of Religion and Film, Vol.24, Iss.2, Art.3 (Oct 2020). Available Here.
Two chapters---one on the philosophy of death and one on Kierkegaard's ethics---in volume 131 of Popular Culture and Philosophy (OpenCourt, 2020).
An interview with Jonathan about the 'New Trinitarian Ontologies' conference he co-founded at Cambridge. Available Here.
Jonathan Lyonhart is a theologian, philosopher, author, and ordained minister, as well as a husband to Madison and a father to Søren and Augustine. His PhD was in Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge, after which he did a joint post-doc between Cambridge and McGill University. Jonathan is now an Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Lincoln Christian University, as well as a Fellow at the Cambridge Center for the Study of Platonism. He has a wide range of interests he publishes and teaches on, including Trinitarian theology, phenomenology of religion, film studies, gender studies, early modern thought, and the philosophy of space and time.