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: 0

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

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

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

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

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!

Faith Summer Seminar Deadline!! Feb 1
January 19, 2015 — 16:03

Author: Trent Dougherty  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

Held in Columbia, MO, July 6-July 31, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for food). Seminar led by Kvanvig, Howard-Snyder, and Dougherty, with anticipated week-long visits by distinguished philosophers (at this point, commitments from Lara Buchak and Allan Hazlett).

Further details below the fold.

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Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra (Spain)
January 9, 2015 — 6:04

Author: Martín Montoya  Category: News  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Comments: 2

The 2015 Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra (Spain)

The Cluster Group in Analytic Theology at the University of Navarra “Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Divine Providence” gather together philosophers and theologians to study and discuss the main approaches made to this issue with an analytic methodology. As a result of the group activities Analytic Theology will be introduced for the first time in Spanish academia. The Cluster Group is supported by the Project “Analytic Theology” of the Center for Philosophy of Religion of the University of Notre Dame, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

We will hold ten monthly Seminars related to our research project. Topics include:

  • Providence, Omniscience and Foreknowledge.
  • Providence and Divine Action.
  • Providence and Evil.
  • Providence, Libertarian Free Will and Determinism.

Two of the seminars will be given by two guests lecturers, Eleonore Stump and Brian Leftow. But also, we have two Public Lectures at Room 03, Amigos Building, University of Navarra. Participation is free without need of reservation.

  • Lecture 1 (Monday 2 March, 2015), Brian Leftow: Providence Determinism and Hell.
  • Lecture 2 (Monday 20 April, 2015), Eleonore Stump: Eternity, Simplicity, and Divine Presence.

For further information you can have a look at our website: http://www.unav.edu/en/web/facultad-de-filosofia-y-letras/analytic-theology