Conference: Social Epistemology of Religious Belief
July 30, 2015 — 21:26

Author: Matthew Mullins  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

October 8-10, 2015
Indiana University, Bloomington

The beautiful wooded campus of Indiana University, Bloomington will be the site of a conference focused on social dimensions to the eistemology of religious belief. Topics to be addressed include testimony and trust, intellectual authority in science and religion, the role of faith communities in individual faith development, and religious disagreement.

Speakers/Commentators: Charity Anderson, Michael Bergmann, Caleb Cohoe, Trent Dougherty, Peter Graham, John Greco, Adam Green, John Hawthorne, John Kvanvig, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, Ben McMyler, Tim O’Connor, and Steve Wykstra.

For further details, including conference registration and securing local housing, please visit the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/religiousbeliefiu/

Organized by Tim O’Connor and Tim Perrine, this conference is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and by the Philosophy Department at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Munich School of Philosophy (The Concept of God Project)
July 8, 2015 — 7:05

Author: Yujin Nagasawa  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

On behalf of Godehard Brüntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla:

Building on the great success of the “Analytic Theology Project” the Munich School of Philosophy is proud to continue the cooperation with the John Templeton Foundation in the field of philosophy of religion. Head of the Munich centre of the international and interdisciplinary research network investigating “The Concept of God” is Prof. Dr. Godehard Brüntrup.

In the context of this project, one Post-Doc/Habiliation Fellowship in Munich is announced for the duration of three years, starting February 1st 2016.
Further information concerning the fellowship and application is provided on https://www.hfph.de/hochschule/lehrende/prof-dr-godehard-bruentrup-sj/stellenausschreibung.

 

Job: Chair (Professorship) in Philosophical Theology, University of Birmingham
April 20, 2015 — 4:09

Author: Yujin Nagasawa  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

Building on the outstanding success of Theology in REF 2014, we are now intending to appoint a major international scholar in this key strategic area.

Philosophical Theology is one of two principal strategic directions for the growth of Theology and Religion at Birmingham, and enjoys excellence in research together with strong recruitment. The Chair will play a key role in promoting and expanding Philosophical Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion and in further developing close relations with the Department of Philosophy. We welcome specialities in any area of Philosophical Theology

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr David Cheetham (D.Cheetham@bham.ac.uk).

To download the full details and submit an electronic application online visit www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs . Alternatively, information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKY697/chair-in-philosophical-theology/

Video of van Inwagen-de Sousa Debate
March 30, 2015 — 13:49

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Comments: 0

I have just posted a video of a debate between Peter van Inwagen and Ronald de Sousa that took place in Toronto on March 6th, 2015.

The video can be viewed at: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

The topic was: “What Difference Would (or Does) God’s Existence Make?”

Jobs: Philosophical Theology (University of Birmingham)
February 25, 2015 — 14:46

Author: Yujin Nagasawa  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

These posts are advertised as part of the Birmingham Fellowship scheme. They are permanent academic posts for outstanding junior academics, which start with five years of protected time for high-quality research.

Philosophical Theology (Job Ref: 36482)

The School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion seeks to appoint an Enhanced Early Career Lecturer in any area of Philosophical Theology. The School is home to a lively research community which is strongly committed to delivering the highest quality of research. We are well placed to achieve our goal of being one of the best research institutions in Theology, Religion and Philosophy in the English-speaking world. In the REF2014 national research audit, both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology and Religion ranked second in the UK. The Department of Theology and Religion has many areas of specialization, including those represented by the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, and the John Hicks Centre for the Philosophy of Religion. The Department’s vision is to develop its engagement with Philosophical Theology over the next five years, building a strong cohort of scholars engaged in world-leading research. The appointed Lecturer will play a key role in delivering this vision, building on and enhancing connections across the two departments in the School and beyond. They will have a growing reputation in the field and be able to demonstrate a strong research track record, including high quality publications and the ability to attract external funding.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/excellence/fellows/research/2015/philosophical-theology.aspx

Debate: “What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?”
February 23, 2015 — 15:35

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 1

Debate:             “What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?”

Speakers:

Dr. Peter van Inwagen, Research Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
Dr. Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

Date/Time:      Friday, March 6th, 4:00-5:30 pm (reception to follow)

Location:          Oakham Lounge, 2nd Floor of Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Ryerson University

Registration:   To register to attend, please click here.

 

For more information, please see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

Research Fellowship in Philosophy of Religion
February 16, 2015 — 20:37

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: ,   Comments: 0

This is a second call for applications for a Research Fellowship in the Philosophy of Religion to be held during either the Summer 2015 or the Fall 2015 semester.

This fellowship is funded by a generous research grant (from the John Templeton Foundation) entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”.

Junior, mid-career, and senior philosophers are all welcome to apply.

For more details and application instructions, please visit the project website: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html

Applications are due on March 31st, 2015.

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Young Scholars’ Workshop in Jewish Analytic Theology
February 4, 2015 — 9:33

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Young Scholars Workshop
At the Herzl Institute, Jerusalem
December 14-23, 2015

Project directors: Yoram Hazony and Joshua Weinstein

The Jewish Philosophical Theology project invites applications from graduate students and recent PhDs for a Young Scholars Bible and Philosophy Workshop in Jerusalem on December 14-23, 2015. Up to 20 students will be accepted to the program, which will be conducted in English by Institute scholars and invited speakers. Participants will attend seminars on philosophical issues in Hebrew Bible as well as Talmud and Midrash (classical rabbinic stories), present response papers, and visit historic sites in Jerusalem.

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The Question of God’s Perfection
February 4, 2015 — 9:29

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The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem
December 20-23, 2015

Philosophers often describe theism as the belief in the existence of a “perfect being” — a being that is said to possess all possible perfections, so that it is all-powerful, all-knowing, immutable, perfectly good, absolutely simple, and necessarily existent, among other qualities. However, there are reasons to question whether this conception of God’s nature is appropriate as a basis for Jewish theology, and indeed, for religious belief more generally. This conference seeks to bring together philosophers, theologians, scholars of Bible and scholars of rabbinic literature to take a fresh look at this notion of God as perfect being, asking whether it is consistent with Judaism’s foundational texts, or whether it needs to be revised or replaced by a theology that is better suited to Jewish thought.

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The Classical Theism Project
February 3, 2015 — 15:48

Author: Tim Pawl  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

Through the generous funding of the John Templeton Foundation, The Classical Theism Project invites applications for $3,000.00 summer research stipends and workshop participants (who will receive a stipend of $1,500.00).  Our project will investigate, using analytic methodology, the perennial conception of God within the major western monotheisms.

The workshop is from Thursday, July 30th through Saturday August 1st, 2015 and will be held at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).  All funded participants will receive a stipend.  Committed participants include: Richard Cross, William Hasker, Eleonore Stump, Sandra Visser, Thomas Joseph White, OP, and Linda Zagzebski, in addition to the project leaders, Gloria Frost and Tim Pawl.  More information is available on our website:  https://classicaltheismproject.wordpress.com/

We are calling for applications both from scholars working on this topic, and also from seminary instructors who would like to learn more about Analytic Theology.  We encourage anyone interested in the topic to apply.  Applications are due March 1st. 

In addition, we are funding summer stipends for graduate students and faculty members who wish to spend the summer doing research for a paper, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on a topic related to classical theism.  We expect to give up to ten awards of $3,000.00.  Applications for stipends are also due March 1st.  More information about these stipends is available on our website:  https://classicaltheismproject.wordpress.com/stipends/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the workshop or stipends.  And please share this widely.  Thanks!