Tag: Analytic Theology

CFP: E.J. Lowe’s Metaphysics and Analytic Theology

An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology

CALL FOR PAPERS

E. J. LOWE’S METAPHYSICS AND ANALYTIC THEOLOGY


Guest editors
Mihretu P. Guta: Biola University, Addis Ababa University & Azusa Pacific University
Eric LaRock: Oakland University & University of Michigan, Center for Consciousness Science


Edward Jonathan Lowe was one of the most distinguished metaphysicians of the last 50 plus years. He made immense contributions to analytic philosophy in as diverse areas as metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, modern philosophy (especial on John Locke) and philosophy of religion. Lowe was a realist metaphysician. Like Aristotle, he thought that, with sustained reflection and responsible engagement with empirical research, the nature of a mind independent reality can be discovered. In all of this works, Lowe consistently maintained that our common-sense pre-philosophical convictions about reality should not be ignored unless there is a good reason to do so. Even in such cases,
Lowe firmly believed that common-sense should rather be corrected and further enriched in light of relevant empirical discoveries. But Lowe never accepted the idea that, in light of the advancement of science, somehow we should entirely stop our reliance on common-sense in our inquiry into the nature of reality. Partly in defence of this very view, Lowe developed his most influential and highly original work: the four-category ontology. The gist of this work concerns metaphysics as an inquiry into the structure of ultimate reality (taken in general), provides a foundation for natural science. Lowe strongly believed that it is metaphysics not science that can set the terms for what is possible and not possible. Lowe believed that figuring out what actually exists in the natural world falls within the purview of science. On Lowe’s view, metaphysics and science can and should work in synergy, each playing its distinctive role in enhancing our knowledge of a mind independent reality. Lowe extended his realist view of reality to causation, laws of nature, modality, personal identity, logic, language, God’s existence, time and space, human ontology, properties and many other issues. Lowe’s views on ontological issues also have direct implications for issues in philosophical theology as well as philosophy of religion such as incarnation, trinity and divine attributes. One of the things that makes Lowe’s work uniquely suitable to apply to various issues in either philosophical theology or philosophy of religion has to do with its systematic nature. Lowe built an extremely sophisticated ontological
system as shown in his the Four-Category Ontology. In so many ways, Lowe’s highly original ontological system will prove relevant to address questions that arise in philosophical theology. Many contemporary metaphysicians influenced by Lowe’s system also have an interest both in philosophical theology and philosophy of religion, and have integrated elements of Lowe’s metaphysics in their treatment of these questions. Yet, to this date, no attempt has been made to take a general look at how Lowe’s metaphysics relates to various issues in the philosophy of religion. This
is the first attempt to take concrete steps to fill in the existing gap in this regard. To this effect, we would like to invite paper contributions that connect any relevant aspect of Lowe’s work to any issue in philosophical theology or philosophy of religion, especially incarnation, trinity, divine attributes, human agency and divine sovereignty, unified experience and the existence of God, divine causation, divine temporality or atemporality et cetera.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2020


Full papers should be submitted via our website:
https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/theologica/index or sent to:
managingeditor.theologica@gmail.com. In order to contribute equally to scientific international discussions held in several languages, articles written in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are accepted. Visit the TheoLogica homepage for a description of the journal and instructions to authors.

For a brief biography on Lowe’s life and work, click on the link below: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43047040?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

For an extended discussion on Lowe’s work, click the link below:
https://www.iep.utm.edu/lowe-ej/

Yours sincerely,
Mihretu P. Guta & Eric LaRock

Journal of Analytic Theology – Latest Table of Contents

Title:   “Crucified with Christ: The Ego and the Omega

Author: Thomas McCall 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/380


Title:   “Apophatic Language, the Aesthetic, and the Sensus Divinitatis

Author: Julianne N. Chung 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/376


Title:   “Salvific Luck in Islamic Theology”

Author: Amir Saemi, Scott A. Davison 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/377


Title:   “Sider’s Puzzle and the Mormon Afterlife”

Author: Taylor-Grey Miller, Derek Haderlie 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/378


Title:   ““I Am the Gracious Goddess”: Wiccan Analytic Theology”

Author: Jonathan Hill 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/379


Title:   “A Unified Account of Glory Concepts: Glory, Glorious, Glorified, Glorying-in, and Derivative Concepts”

Author: Paul Silva, Brandon Szerlip 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/277


Title:   “Causal Time Loops and the Immaculate Conception”

Author: Jeremy Skrzypek 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/288


Title:   “Christian Lay Theodicy and The Cancer Experience”

Author: Eric Jason Silverman, Elizabeth Hall, Jamie Aten, Laura Shannonhouse, Jason McMartin 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/260


Title:   “Living Within Our Limits: A Defense of the Fall”

Author: Adam Green, Joshua Morris 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:50 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/332


Title:   “On Theology and Objectivity: A Northern Point of View to Analytic Theology”

Author: Olli-Pekka Vainio 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/275


Title:   “Qua Solution, 0-Qua Has Problems”

Author: Andrew Tedder, Grace Paterson, David Ripley 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/336


Title:   “The Influence Aim Problem of Petitionary Prayer: A Cosmic Conflict Approach”

Author: John C. Peckham 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/286


Title:   “Michael W. Austin. Humility and Human Flourishing: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology

Author: Kent Dunnington 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/367


Title:   “R. Keith Loftin and Joshua R. Farris, eds. Christian Physicalism? Philosophical Theological Criticisms

Author: Keith Hess 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/368


Title:   “Oliver D. Crisp. Analyzing Doctrine: Toward a Systematic Theology

Author: Andrew Dole 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/369


Title:   “W. Matthews Grant. Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account

Author: P. Roger Turner 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/370


Title:   “Kent Dunnington. Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Author: Paul A. Macdonald Jr. 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/371


Title:   “Mark Murphy. God’s Own Ethics: Norms of Divine Agency & the Argument from Evil

Author: Christian B. Miller 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/372


Title:   “Yoram Hazony and Dru Johnson, eds. The Question of God’s Perfection: Jewish and Christian Essays on the God of the Bible and Talmud

Author: Randal Rauser 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/373


Title:   “Michael C. Rea. The Hiddenness of God

Author: Adam Green 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/374


Title:   “William J. Abraham. Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Author: Joanna Leidenhag 
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:10:51 -0500
Link: https://journals.tdl.org/jat/index.php/jat/article/view/375


CFP: Prize Competition for Feminist Analytic Theology 

Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in feminist analytic theology. We understand feminist analytic theology in a broad sense to also include intersectional perspectives.

Every eligible submission will be considered for the prize of US$500, and for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Analytic Theology. The special issue will contain the winning essay, as well as other essays that have received a positive evaluation. A board of experts with a broad range of specialisms in various theological traditions will evaluate the entries.

To compete for this prize competition, please send your paper to diversityjat@gmail.com with the subject line “Diversity APA prize competition” by October 1st, 2020. By submitting your paper, you agree that:

1.     Your paper will be considered for a special issue on feminist analytic theology.

2.     Your paper has not been published before and is not under consideration elsewhere for the duration of the assessment period of this prize competition.

Papers submitted after October 1st, 2020 will not be considered for the prize or special issue (but can still be considered for other issues of the Journal of Analytic Theology under the normal refereeing channels).

Eligibility:

Everyone, regardless of academic rank (e.g., graduate student, tenured, or tenure track faculty), seniority, or discipline (e.g., theology, philosophy, religious studies), geographic area, etc. can submit a paper. We particularly welcome and encourage people from groups who have been underrepresented in analytic theology to submit a paper.

We ask that there is no more than one entry per applicant. Co-authorship also counts as an application, and if co-authors win the prize, it will be split among them equally.

To be eligible, a paper must be 9,000 words or fewer and analytic. Analytic theology is an interdisciplinary subfield that explores traditional theological topics and questions (in diverse religious traditions) in conversation and methodological continuity with the analytic-philosophical tradition.

Review procedure:

Papers will be checked for being on topic and for basic quality. Papers that do not meet the criteria will receive a desk reject notice. Other papers will be refereed and the board of experts will decide on the winning entry. Given the anticipated number of submissions we do not anticipate that the board will provide feedback on rejected papers, though they may do so at their own discretion.  The winner will be announced by December 15th 2020.

For more details see: https://blog.apaonline.org/2020/01/23/competition-feminist-analytic-theology/

CFP: Theological Explorations in Time and Space (TheoLogica)

TheoLogica
An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 

CALL FOR PAPERS
THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS
IN TIME AND SPACE 

R.T. Mullins (University of St Andrews)
David Anzalone (University of Lucerne)
Ben Page (Durham University)

 

In 1969, T.F. Torrance published Space, Time, and Incarnation. This brought together recent work in philosophy and science on the nature of space and time in order to explore the implications for theology. Torrance’s theology engaged with the scientific thought of Albert Einstein and James Clerk Maxwell, as well as the temporal logic of A.N. Prior. The influence of this work on subsequent theology cannot be overstated. Yet, a great deal has changed since 1969, and most contemporary discussions in theology show little awareness of recent advancements in the metaphysics of time and space. The field of analytic theology has started to make progress in these areas, but
much work remains to be done.

We invite papers that offer a theological or religious engagement with philosophical issues related to time and space. Papers can be from any religious, theological, or atheological tradition. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

1) God’s relationship to time and space. Defences of traditional understandings
of timelessness and omnipresence using recent work in temporal ontology,
such as the moving spotlight. Alternative models of the God-world relationship
that engage with the metaphysics of time and space.

2) Divine foreknowledge, providence, and temporal logic. This could include
theological explorations of the open or closed future, or alternative ontologies
such as fragmentalism.

3) Religious perspectives on personal identity over time. Papers could include
discussions on the doctrines of the resurrection, salvation and enlightenment,
Samsāra, and eschatology.

4) Theological explorations of hypertime and hyperspace.

5) Time, space, and the incarnation.

6) Does time have a beginning? Papers could debate rival doctrines of creation,
the kalpas, or Sunyata.

 

Deadline for submissions: May 31st 2020.

Full papers should be submitted via our website:
https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/theologica/index or sent to: managingeditor.theologica@gmail.com. In order to contribute equally to scientific international discussions held in several languages, articles written in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are accepted. Visit the TheoLogica homepage for a description of the journal and instructions to authors.

 

Yours sincerely,
R.T. Mullins, David Anzalone, and Ben Page

Analytic Theology at AAR 2019

The 2019 national annual conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, from November 20–22 (Wednesday-Friday). After the EPS annual meeting, there will be several sessions at AAR which might be of interest to theologians, especially those who are interested in Analytic Theology. Sessions will be held at the Marriott Marquis and the Hilton Bayfront.


2019 EPS at AAR/SBL: Love: Divine and Human

November 22, 2019
Marriott Marquis-Solana
San Diego, CA

Theme: Love: Divine and Human
Friday – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Solana (South Tower – First Level)

Love, Divine and Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology(edited by Oliver Crisp, James Arcardi, Jordan Wessling)is a collection of essays forthcoming from T&T Clark. This book panel would give some of the volume’s authors an opportunity to share their research with a larger audience.

Panelists:

  • Sameer Yadav (Westmont College) responds to the problem of divine hiddenness by way of an analysis of divine love.
  • Kent Dunnington (Biola University) argues on exegetical and philosophical grounds that there is not a Christian duty to love one’s neighbor as oneself.
  • J.T. Turner (Anderson College) argues against the notion that virtuous character formation in love for God provides a causal link between libertarian free will in pre-heavenly existence and moral impeccability in the eschatological state.
  • Jordan Wessling (Fuller Seminary) argues for a unitary account of the relation between God’s love and God’s punitive wrath.
  • Erin Dufault-Hunter (Fuller Seminary) on “Sex Is Really about God”: Sarah Coakley and the Transformation of Desire.

For more information: https://papers.aarweb.org/program_book?keys=Evangelical+Philosophical+Society&field_session_slot_nid=All


2019 EPS at AAR/SBL: Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology

November 24, 2019
Marriott Marquis-Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA

Theme: Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology
Joshua Farris, Houston Baptist University, Presiding
Nathan Jacobs, University of Kentucky, Presiding
Sunday – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Torrey Pines 2 (North Tower – Lobby Level)

Modernity, some have suggested, sows the seeds for a purely materialist, mechanistic, non-experiential, a-religious perspective of the world. However, new work on God and Modern philosophy in philosophers such as Descartes, Hobbes, and Kant challenges this assumption. Through the lens of some of the most important Modern figures, the present panel discussion explores the following question: Does contemporary philosophical materialism regarding humans have much footing in the modern dialectic? We suggest that it does not by considering Descartes, Hobbes, Berkeley, Kant.

  • Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College: Descartes and the Primacy of Self-awareness
  • Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary: Hobbes and Descartes in Christian Anthropology
  • Chris L. Firestone, Trinity International University: Kant’s Existential Dualism
  • Geoffrey Fulkerson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: Heidegger, the Technological, and Dwelling: A Theological Account

For more information: https://papers.aarweb.org/program_book?keys=Evangelical+Philosophical+Society&field_session_slot_nid=All


2019 AAR/SBL: Incarnational Model of the Eucharist

November 25, 2019
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo
San Diego, CA

Society of Christian Philosophers Session
Theme: Panel on James Arcadi’s An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Monday – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 204B (Second Level)

This is an author-meets-critics session on James Arcadi’s book, An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Panelists:

For more information: https://papers.aarweb.org/program_book?keys=%22Panel+on+James+Arcadi?&field_session_slot_nid=All

New Prize Competition: Diversifying Analytic Theology (Deadline Approaching)

Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in analytic theology of an underrepresented religious or theological tradition.

With “underrepresented” we mean a paper outside of traditional forms of orthodox Christianity. In particular, we are looking for papers drawing on traditions including, but not limited to the following: Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, Hinduism, (neo)Paganism.

Every eligible submission will be considered for the prize of USD 500, and for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Analytic Theology. The special issue will contain the winning essay, as well as other essays that have received a positive evaluation. A board of experts with a broad range of specialisms in various theological traditions will evaluate the entries.

To compete for this prize competition, please send your paper to diversityjat@gmail.com with the subject line “Diversity APA prize competition” by October 1st, 2019. By submitting your paper, you agree that:

  1. Your paper will be considered for a special issue on underrepresented theological traditions; and
  2. Your paper has not been published before and is not under consideration elsewhere for the duration of the assessment period of this prize competition.

Papers submitted after October 1st, 2019 will not be considered for the prize or special issue (but can still be considered for other issues of the Journal of Analytic Theology under the normal refereeing channels).

For more information see the full announcement here: https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/10/31/new-prize-competition-diversifying-analytic-theology/