Online Teaching

Like nearly every professor in America, I have had to transition to online teaching the past few weeks. I have never taught online before, but it is going well. I am using a combination of recorded video lectures with a digital whiteboard and a live video call session each week. Online teaching is definitely inferior to real, in-person interaction. But I thank God that online teaching is a possibility, for otherwise all classes would have to be cancelled.

This past week I covered Scotus’ proof for God’s existence in my Medieval Proofs for God’s Existence elective. After a break for Holy Week, we will turn to Ockham, and then finish the semester by spending a great deal of time on Suarez. Earlier this semester we spent a great deal of time on Aquinas’ proofs. We began the semester with Moses Maimonides, including his account of the kalam proofs.