About this site.
Primary Purpose: this site exists to introduce non-specialists, local church pastors, and people from other disciplines to the resources of analytic/philosophical theology. In short, I hope to get a few of the people I know, with a history of work in this area, to help unpack the wonderful resources of analytic thought/writing to others. I will do my best to keep things organized and practical for non-specialists.
Secondary Purpose: offer a place for those working in analytic or philosophical theology to announce and/or local some of the latest resources and happenings under this broad umbrella of analytic theology.
For example: The Bibliography Project will be an effort to take an analytic theology Bibliography to the next level by retrofitting it helpful tags, ratings, and links to where the resource can be found online.
This site has two names.
This site can be reached online by going to analytictheology.center (yes .center in 2014 many new suffixes were released for use on domain names) or philosophicaltheology.com. If you speak to philosophers they will like the latter name. If you speak to theologians, they will prefer the former. Some use these terms interchangeably. As time goes on we will see if these names come to mean separate things.
Who Runs This Site?
Philosophicaltheology.com is the personal website of Jesse Gentile (see also jessegentile.com for the occasional more personal blog post). This site is not connected with any particular school or institution. Jesse holds an MS in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and graduate with an MA in philosophy from Talbot School of Theology in 2016. In the fall of 2016 he began working on a PhD in systematic theology at Fuller Seminary as part of a group of people working in analytic theology. He is interested in areas where philosophy crosses questions of theological anthropology and sanctification. He is very interested in making sure that his theological education makes it back to the church as he speaks and teaches. In other words, the pastor as theologian concept means a lot to him. He loves being a father, is a web designer, gardens and restores old furniture (or so it seems). His wife Ella is a wills and trust attorney. They live in southern California.