William L. Rowe Memorial Conference
February 13, 2016 — 8:26

Author: Michael Bergmann  Category: Uncategorized  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Comments: 0

We are pleased to announce the “William L. Rowe Memorial Conference” to be held July 26 – July 27, 2016, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  The conference will celebrate the life and career of William Rowe, a long time professor of Philosophy at Purdue University and one of the preeminent philosophers of religion in the past century.

The speakers will be:

  • Michael Bergmann
  • Kevin Corcoran
  • Scott Davison
  • Evan Fales
  • William Hasker
  • Jeff Jordan
  • Timothy O’Connor
  • Bruce Russell
  • John Schellenberg
  • Beth Seacord
  • Eleonore Stump
  • William Wainwright
  • Erik Wielenberg
  • Stephen Wykstra

On the evening of July 26, the organizers will host a banquet in honor of Rowe and have invited members of his family to participate.

The conference is being organized by Paul Draper (Purdue University), Bertha Alvarez Manninen (Arizona State University, West Campus), Jack Mulder (Hope College), and Kevin Sharpe (St. Cloud State University) and is sponsored by Purdue University (Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, and Religious Studies), The Society of Christian Philosophers, and The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion.

Additional information, including a complete schedule of events and registration information, will be sent out in the near future.

Videos: Two Lectures by Eleonore Stump at University of Navarra. Analytic Theology Cluster Group.
November 18, 2015 — 4:33

Author: Martín Montoya  Category: News  Tags: , , , , , ,   Comments: 0

The Cluster Group on Analytic Theology at University of Navarra (http://www.unav.edu/en/web/facultad-de-filosofia-y-letras/analytic-theology) is pleased to announce four new lectures videos by Eleonore Stump:

1) ‘Eternity, Simplicity, and Divine Presence’ by Eleonore Stump. Second Public Lecture on Analytic Theology. Cluster Group at University of Navarra. April 20, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtHOqnQBAMo

2) Q&A ‘Eternity, Simplicity, and Divine Presence’ by Eleonore Stump. Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra. April 20, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlW8ueEYbhw

3) ‘The Openness of God: Eternity and Free Will’ by Eleonore Stump Second Special Session for the Cluster Group on Analytic Theology at the University of Navarra. April 21, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JVzy-eXqKU

4) Q&A ‘The Openness of God: Eternity and Free Will’ by Eleonore Stump. Analytic Theology Cluster Group at University of Navarra. April 21, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js9K9R9_F-4

The Cluster Group in Analytic Theology at the University of Navarra “Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Divine Providence” gathered 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 was introduced for the first time in Spanish academia. The Cluster Group was 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.

Comments are very much welcome.

2016 St Thomas Summer Seminar
September 21, 2015 — 14:08

Author: Alexander Pruss  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

The 2016 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology

Recent PhDs and current graduate students in philosophy, theology, or religious studies are invited to apply to the 2016 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. The seminar will be held at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, from June 14th to June 29th, 2016. Participants will receive a stipend of $2000, as well as room and board.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see:

http://www.stthomas.edu/philosophy/grants/templeton/project/

Topics and Speakers:

THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF DISAGREEMENT:  Earl Conee andThomas Kelly

PASCAL’S WAGER: Thomas Kelly, Gideon Rosen and Michael Rota

THE PROBLEM OF EVIL: Gideon Rosen and Eleonore Stump

UNIVERSALISM: Keith DeRose and Eleonore Stump

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL:Michael Murray and Jeff Schloss

HELL: Frances Howard-Snyder and Peter van Inwagen

RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: Christopher Eberle andPaul Weithman

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE: Janet Martin Soskice

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2015.

Funded by:

The John Templeton Foundation

The University of St. Thomas

The Society of Christian Philosophers

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion

The John Cardinal O’Hara Chair in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame

The Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion

2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology
September 24, 2014 — 13:59

Author: Alexander Pruss  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

[Mike Rota asked me to post this.]

Recent PhDs and current graduate students in philosophy, theology, or religious studies are invited to apply to the 2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. The seminar will be held at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, from June 16th to July 1st, 2015. Participants will receive a stipend of $2000, as well as room and board.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see:

http://www.stthomas.edu/philosophy/grants/templeton/project/

Featuring:
Thomas Flint and Dean Zimmerman on providence
Eleonore Stump and Linda Radzik on the Atonement
Jeff Brower and Trenton Merricks on divine simplicity
Jeff Brower and Brian Leftow on the Trinity
Luke Barnes, William Lane Craig, Neil Manson, and David Manley on the fine-tuning argument.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2014.

Conference on “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne” Sept 25-27, 2014
February 1, 2014 — 9:34

Author: Michael Bergmann  Category: News  Tags: , , , , ,   Comments: 1

As an update to our previous post, we are pleased to announce the schedule (including paper titles, main speakers, commentators, and chairs) for a conference in honor of and on themes from the work of Richard Swinburne. The conference will be held at Purdue University and will begin at 6pm Thursday, September 25 and conclude at 6pm on Saturday, September 27. This event is organized by Michael Bergmann and Jeffrey Brower and sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion, and the Society of Christian Philosophers. More details, including online registration information, will be available over the next few months. For now, here is the full line-up for the conference:

1. “Faith as Trust”
— Main Speaker: Jonathan Kvanvig, Baylor University
— Commentator: Frances Howard-Snyder, Western Washington University
— Chair: Robert Koons, University of Texas at Austin

2. “Faith and the Will”
— Main Speaker: John Schellenberg, Mount Saint Vincent University
— Commentator: Trent Dougherty, Baylor University
— Chair: Kristen Irwin, Biola University

3. “Intrinsic Probability and Natural Theology”
— Main Speaker: Paul Draper, Purdue University
— Commentator: Bradley Monton, University of Colorado, Boulder
— Chair: Sandra Visser, Valparaiso University

4. “On Swinburne’s Fine-Tuning Argument”
— Main speaker: Hud Hudson, Western Washington University
— Commentator: Roger White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
— Chair: Susan Brower-Toland, Saint Louis University

5. “Law and Order”
— Main speaker: Alvin Plantinga, University of Notre Dame and Calvin College
— Commentator: Laura Ekstrom, College of William and Mary
— Chair: Ric Otte, University of California, Santa Cruz

6. “Time, Eternity, and Future Contingents”
— Main speaker: Dean Zimmerman, Rutgers University
— Commentator: Meghan Sullivan, University of Notre Dame
— Chair: William Hasker, Huntington College

7. “Love, Goodness, Justice, and Forgiveness”
— Main speaker: Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University
— Commentator: Michael Rea, University of Notre Dame
— Chair: Timothy O’Connor, Indiana University

8. “Thinking Again about the Atonement”
— Main speaker: Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
— Commentator: Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University
— Chair: Steffi Lewis, Municipal Capital Management, LLC

9. “The Doomsday Argument and Personal Immortality”
— Main speaker: Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame
— Commentator: Lara Buchak, University of California, Berkeley
— Chair: Ted Poston, University of South Alabama

10. “The Soul, Its Nature and Future Prospects”
— Main speaker: Marilyn McCord Adams, Rutgers University
— Commentator: Brian Leftow, Oxford University
— Chair: Alan Padgett, Luther Seminary

Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy of Religion
December 17, 2011 — 14:09

Author: Trent Dougherty  Category: News  Tags: ,   Comments: 1

Just learned about this. A great web resource. It is kicked off by Alvin Plantinga, and they have Michael Murray, Eleonore Stump and others lined up for the next two years. Lecture notes are also included.
http://blpr.org/

Eleonore Stump to do Jewish Philosophy Symposium
October 14, 2011 — 18:50

Author: Trent Dougherty  Category: News  Tags:   Comments: Off

From my friend Dani Rabinowitz
“The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is pleased to announce an online symposium on Eleonore Stump’s article “Saadia Gaon on the Problem of Evil” (Faith and Philosophy 1997, 14:4). Professor Stump has kindly agreed to participate in the symposium. The symposium will be held on the following site http://philosophyofjudaism.blogspot.com/ on 16-23 October. Participation is open to anyone. The symposium will be an informal online discussion. To post a comment or respond to a point, please follow the instructions on the site. Queries can be addressed to asdphilosophy@gmail.com”