Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers: 2020 Summer Seminary Call for Applications

BAPT is pleased to announce its 2020 Summer Seminar: “Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue,” led by Dr. Christian Miller. It will be June 15-19 (M-F) at the Moreau Seminary Campus of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Application deadline: May 1, 2020. See the seminar flyer below for moreContinue reading “Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers: 2020 Summer Seminary Call for Applications”

Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

Call for Abstracts 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 22-24, 2020 Confirmed Speakers: Lara Buchak (University of California, Berkeley) Helen De Cruz (St. Louis University) Christian Miller (Wake Forest University) Derk Pereboom (Cornell University) Samuel Fleischacker (U of Illinois, Chicago) Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by importantContinue reading “Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop”

“HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN IDENTITY: Response” – ROWAN WILLIAMS – THE 2018 PAYTON LECTURES

This year’s Payton Lectures are being given by the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury – what follows are my notes from the discussion after the first lecture. Payton Lectures Theology and Human Rights: Tension or Convergence “Human Rights and Human Identity” (Response) The Right Reverend Rowan Williams Respondent #1: Matt KaemingkContinue reading ““HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN IDENTITY: Response” – ROWAN WILLIAMS – THE 2018 PAYTON LECTURES”

“Human Rights and Human Identity” – Rowan Williams – The 2018 Payton Lectures

This year’s Payton Lectures are being given by the Right Reverend Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury – what follows are my notes from this first talk. Payton Lectures Theology and Human Rights: Tension or Convergence “Human Rights and Human Identity” (Lecture) The Right Reverend Rowan Williams Are “human rights” – a part ofContinue reading ““Human Rights and Human Identity” – Rowan Williams – The 2018 Payton Lectures”

Love, Obedience and Moral Obligation: Reflections on Scotus

Last week at 2016 Analytic Theology Seminar Series at Fuller Seminary Thomas Ward presented a paper on love for God in Duns Scotus’ works. For interaction with this paper see a forthcoming blog post by JT Turner on Fuller’s Analytic Theology Blog. In the meantime here are some notes on Thomas Ward’s Lecture.   Love, ObedienceContinue reading “Love, Obedience and Moral Obligation: Reflections on Scotus”

An Ethics of Love and Future Generations – Frances Howard-Snyder

The second plenary session at this year’s CCT conference was Frances Howard Snyder, on the Ethics of Love. Here are some notes: 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is likeContinue reading “An Ethics of Love and Future Generations – Frances Howard-Snyder”

Bavinck’s Virtue Ethics

In “Distinctively Common” an essay by Clay Cooke – a PhD candidate at Fuller Seminary and Free University of Amsterdam – he notes that Herman Bavinck has a unique Reformed take on virtue ethics.  Bavinck believes that “We can profit from Aristotelian thought, and without doubt Aristotle’s ethics is basically the best philosophical ethics.”                    –(NotesContinue reading “Bavinck’s Virtue Ethics”

There is no Judeo-Christian Ethic…

In Kingdom Conspiracy Scot Mcknight makes an argument that the church in American has bought into the temptation of Constantinianism. This is especially evident in the form of civil religion that has emerged as Roman Catholics, Jews, Mormons, and Evangelicals  have become more and more involved in furthering a particular political agenda. Here is whatContinue reading “There is no Judeo-Christian Ethic…”