Blogs, essays and translations concerning primarily the works of

Immanuel Kant and John Wesley

Composed or Translated by
Philip McPherson Rudisill


BLOGS Concerning Kant, Wesley et al. and Featuring

Kant and the Meaning of the Anschauung

Big Bang: Fixed or Fair?

God's Left-hand Joke

A Trinity: No more absurd than the Left and Right Versions of Hand

Atonement (from this Wesleyan's Perspective and with a touch of Kant)

Is Mormonism a Knock-Off of Islam?

Possibility of a Conversion by Atheist Bill Mahr to Free Christianity

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Works By and Essays Concerning Kant

Moral Atheist: an Oxymoron?

Kantian response to Sagan's criticism of Kant's moral "proof" of the existence of God. Composed 2011. This also serves as an introduction to an imagined Lecture at an Atheist Youth Camp.


Abraham: Morally A Monster?

An article (co-authored with Stephen R. Palmquist) published in the October, 2009, edition of The Journal of Religion of the University of Chicago and defending Abraham against Kant's charge of immoral conduct in the attempted slaying of Abraham's son. See also a related addendum: Further Analogies.


My Take on Islam

A brief summary of my understanding of the genesis and core of the faith of Islam.


How Does The Student Know The Answer To 7+5?

And without ever having been informed about any number beyond 11? Composed 2001.


Drawing Circles In The Air

Expanded essay of one originally published in Kant-Studien, the 2nd Issue of 1996, treating the first (A) version of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories.


Kant On The Recognition Of Dreams

An exposition of Kant's subjective and objective deductions of the categories with regard to the determination of how dreams are discerned as different from perceptions of our waking hours. This constitutes also a commentary on Kant's "Refutation of Skeptical Idealism" of René Descares. Composed 2001 See also Wesley and Rudisill on Discerning Dreams.


Kant In A (Large) Nutshell

A very concise overview of the Critique Of Pure Reason, the Grounding Of The Metaphysic of Morals, the Critique Of Practical Reason, and Religion Within The Bounds Of Mere Reason.


Additional Essays on Kant

Translations of Selected Works by Kant Available for Download


Comparison of Kant and Wesley

This will be found as the translator's second appendix to Kant's
Religion Within The Bounds Of Sheer Reason


Essays Concerning John Wesley And Religion

Christian Authority

Exposition letter concerning the authority of the Christian. Composed 1998.
The Golden Rule serves as a universal arbiter of the Christian conscience and is modified only by the Friends Commandment of John 15 and as expressed by Paul in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 10.


The Golden Rule - A Proxy For Scripture

Constitution for a Community of Sovereigns
While not immediately inspired by, certainly this essay is compatible with, and spiritually kin to, Wesley's (Standard) Sermon 30, "Upon Our Lord's Sermon On the Mount" (Discourse X), and especially paragraph 21 forward. Composed 1994.


Christian Liberty and Promise (from a Wesleyan Perspective)

Here I seek to formulate as clearly as possible the liberation of the Christian faith from the materialism of the context of its Jewish origins. Composed 2002.


Addtional Essays on Wesley and Related Themes



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