Nelson Pike Conference
August 13, 2010 — 19:10

Author: Garret Pendergraft  Category: Divine Foreknowledge Free Will News  Comments: 2

Some of you may have seen the announcement on Philosophy Updates, but in case you haven’t (or as a reminder):
On December 11th, 2010, the University of California, Riverside and the University of California, Irvine will co-sponsor a conference in honor of Nelson Pike. It will be held at UCI, and the speakers will be:

  • Robert Adams,
  • Marilyn Adams,
  • David Woodruff Smith, and
  • John Fischer.

It should be good times, so please save the date! Stay tuned for more details as they develop, or feel free to contact John Fischer.
And, as an added bonus, only for Prosblogion readers,* to get you pumped for the conference, check out this re-reading of Pike’s argument from the aforementioned John Fischer (along with his co-authors Patrick Todd and Neal Tognazzini).
* Not really—but it is difficult to find online.

The Elusive God, Chapter 3, Sections 4-7
August 9, 2009 — 17:13

Author: Garret Pendergraft  Category: Books of Interest Religious Belief  Comments: 8

There is quite a bit of interesting material in these sections; I’ve tried to cover most of it while keeping the word count down as much as possible. At the end, I’ll raise a couple of objections and propose a friendly(ish) amendment to Moser’s overall project.


Having left Athens behind, Moser turns his focus to Jerusalem, and in particular the “kerygmatic core” of the Good News movement, according to which God sent or raised Jesus (why not “and”?), the proper response to which brings certain benefits (p. 163). Moser then explores (pp. 164ff.) some of the controversial questions surrounding the atonement—i.e., some of the questions regarding the connection between the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on the one hand, and the forgiveness of human sins (human “resistance to divine unselfish love”) on the other. Moser labels his approach to the atonement the divine manifest offering approach, and he summarizes it as follows (p. 165):


Reminder: 2008 Pacific SCP
October 24, 2008 — 19:53

Author: Garret Pendergraft  Category: News  Comments: Off

Just a quick reminder that the 2008 Pacific Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers—featuring papers from Prosblogion contributors Andrew Moon and Kevin Timpe—will be held next week at UC Riverside. The program is now online (with most of the papers available for download), and if you like what you see it’s not too late to register!
Hope to see you there.

Call for Papers: Pacific Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
July 11, 2008 — 16:53

Author: Garret Pendergraft  Category: News  Comments: Off

Call for Papers

The Society of Christian Philosophers
Pacific Division


Mind, Body, and Free Will
October 30th, 2008 – November 1st, 2008
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA

Plenary Speaker: Richard Swinburne (Oxford University)