Tyndale Fellowship Conference Philosophy of Religion Lineup

In June I will be hopping over the pond to take part in the Tyndale Fellowship’s Philosophy of Religion conference. The line up of speakers includes several friends of mine who will undoubtedly be presenting great papers. The Tyndale Lecture will be given by Harry Bunting. His talk is titled “Prolegomena to a Christian Moral Anthropology.”
Here is a brief abstract:
Recent years have witnessed several notable defences of the classical theory of human evil by Augustinians and also by analytical philosophers. This is significant since the intellectual environment has, for some time, been hostile to such a view.

The Lecture will examine the plausibility of this key concept of Judaic-Christian moral anthropology. Issues dealt with will include the belief that evil is a ‘privation’ rather than a real property, that it cannot intelligibly be viewed as innate, that it is less important since it is a ‘thin’ moral concept, that the moral accountability which it presupposes cannot span more than one life.

The human identity issues which arise in these discussions will also be explored; and the ways in which various conceptions of moral identity open up tensions between rational and revealed understandings of human nature, human weaknesses and the capacity of human beings to flourish.

Here is the rest of the conference schedule:
Monday 24 June

3:00 pm Check in

3:30 pm Registration and Welcome

4:30 pm Session I

Chris Woznicki – ‘Are we free to pray?’

Ben Page‘How is God specially present in certain locations?’

6:00 pm Supper

7:30 pm Tyndale Lecture at Wolfson

Tuesday 25 June

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Prayers

9:30 am Session II

Max Baker-Hytch – ‘Organic wholes and the problem of divine hiddenness’

Mike DeVito, Kegan Shaw and Tyler McNabb‘Proper Functionalism and Epistemological Disjunctivism: A Synergistic Proposal’

11:00 am Coffee

11:30 am Session III

Joseph Diekemper – ‘Technological enhancement of the human person and the imago Dei’

Phillip Kremers – ‘The Objection of Horrendous Deeds’

1:00 pm Lunch

4:00 pm Coffee

4:30 pm Session IV

David Worsley – ‘A Tale of Two Gardens’

Carl Hildebrand – ‘Weaknesses of Will: Some Philosophical Reflections on St Paul’s Body of Death’

6:00 pm Supper

7:30 pm Tyndale Lecture at Wolfson (Philosophy of Religion)

Henry Bunting – Prolegomena to a Christian Moral Anthropology

Wednesday 26 June

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Prayers

9:30 am Session V

Yang Guo – ‘Mere Christianity: More or Less’

James Elliott‘Ecumenical Theology and the Epistemology of Disagreement’

11:00 am Coffee

11:30 am Session VI

Jamie Collin – ‘Eternity, Foreknowledge, and Petitionary Prayer for the Past’

Matt Hart – ‘On God’s Loving and Hating’

1:00 pm Lunch


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Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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