In order to provide a handy topical overview and linkset to the ongoing series of progressing metaphysical argument (which in my own past experience establishes the foundation of Christian universalism via orthodox trinitarian theism), I have created this series of “Overview” threads. Each comment will link to a particular series of entries, and will provide a quick topical description of that series.
This thread topically summarizes and links to the series of entries for Section Three, "Creation and the Second Person". (This is roughly the halfway point of the book, by the way.) Along the way I'll be deciding between naturalism and supernaturalism (thus between naturalistic theism, or pantheism, and supernaturalistic theism, such as typically held by Jews, Christians and Muslims.) I'll also be looking more closely at the issue of privative or positive aseity: does the Independent Fact exist uncaused, or does the IF cause itself (or Himself rather)? More broadly, as the section title indicates, I'll be discussing God's relationship to the evident field of natural reality we find ourselves in; and so I'll also be discussing in more detail God's relationship to ourselves. This will help settle the major question left over from the prior Section: can it make sense for derivative actions to exist?--for actions to be dependent upon Action?
Although this is the shortest of the four argumentative Sections, it's certainly packed full of topics! And it will logically lead into the question of personal relationships between persons, whether between man and God, or between man and man. Which will be Section Four.
New entries and links will be added below with the establishment of each new series of entries. Summary topical descriptions of each series, however, will be withheld until that particular series is finished.
Each series of entries represents a chapter or (far more likely) part of a chapter from the original SttH text composition. Chapter designations will be provided as I go along.