Call for Papers-Logos 2015: Religious Experience

May 7-9, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame Religious experience is central to religious faith and practice. It often serves as evidence for belief; it contributes to the development of doctrine; and it, or the desire for it, is often a major motivator for church attendance, meditation, commitment to spiritual disciplines, and other religious…

CFP: BSPR 2015 Conference – Divine Hiddenness

The BSPR’s Eleventh Conference: Divine Hiddenness Oriel College, Oxford, Thursday 12th through Sunday 13th September Saturday 12th will focus on the legacy of Richard Swinburne in honour of his 80th birthday. Keynote Speakers: Richard Swinburne (Oxford), Stephen R. L. Clark (Liverpool), Sarah Coakley (Cambridge), Trent Dougherty (Baylor) Call for Papers: The problem of the “Hiddenness…

The Atheistic Argument from Apathy

Roughly speaking, I’ve heard the following argument a few times recently: 1. I have thought a lot about religion and God. 2. After careful consideration, I don’t care whether or not God exists. 3. If it were remotely likely that God exists, I would care. 4. Therefore, God most likely does not exist. Wondering what…

Visiting Research Fellows Appointed

I am delighted to announce that Nick Trakakis (ACU) and Paul Franks (Tyndale) will be Visiting Research Fellows at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2014-2015. They will participate in a research project, entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”, that is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. For details, see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html. -Klaas Kraay

Philosophy Compass Free Virtual Issue on Meta-Philosophy of Religion

We are delighted to present this exciting virtual issue of Philosophy Compass articles, dealing with the Meta-Philosophy of Religion. The four articles below have been specially selected by the editor of our Philosophy of Religion section, Yujin Nagasawa, and will be available for free for the next six months, until October 2014. You can read…

Registration now open for Conference on “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne” Sept 25-27, 2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne,” a conference to be held at Purdue University, September 25-27, 2014.  Details about registration, lodging, and the schedule of events can be found online at the conference website (www.conf.purdue.edu/swinburne).  We encourage you to register for your hotel room…

Wettstein’s practice-based attitude to religious faith: Is realist theism no longer the only game in town?

[this is X-posted at NewApps] In philosophy of religion, realist theism is the dominant outlook: belief in God is similar to belief in other real things (or supposedly real things) like quarks or oxygen. There is a rather triumphalist narrative about the resurgence of realist theism since the demise of logical positivism (see for instance,…