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This is the blog area for the Evangelical Philosophical Society and its journal, Philosophia Christi.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2010 EPS National Meeting

The 2010 National Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held in Atlanta, GA from November 17-19

Our plenary speaker this year will be Alvin Plantinga from the University of Notre Dame.  Thus, we will give preference to papers whose themes revolve around his work, broadly construed (metaphysics, epistemology, themes in the philosophy of religion).  Other topics not related to the work of Plantinga are welcomed. 

Your paper proposal must include the following:

1. Personal information:
  • Your name
  • The institution with which you are affiliated
  • Contact information (email address and phone number)
2. Time constraints / preferences:
  • Days and times you CANNOT read the paper
  • Days and times you would PREFER to read the paper

* While we will do our best to accommodate your preferences, inflexibility with regard to possible reading times may make the paper more difficult to accept.

3. The title of your proposed paper

4. A 100-200 word abstract / precis of the paper you would like to read

NOTE: You do not need to send the entire paper.  An abstract is sufficient.

Paper proposals must be received by February 26, 2010.  Proposals received after that date will not be considered.

Proposals should be sent by email attachment to:

Make sure your proposal is suitable for blind review.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Call for Papers: Religious Toleration

The Philosophy of Religion Group is issuing a call for papers for its session at the 2010 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting on the topic of Religious Toleration. In the seventeenth century many European philosophers were deeply concerned with religious intolerance that spawned intra- and inter-national violence on a massive scale. Locke, Spinoza, Bayle and others famously drafted arguments aimed at providing religious partisans with reasons for tolerating more religious diversity in their midst than they might otherwise have been inclined to allow. While the arguments these philosophers made may have been influential in the development of religious toleration in Europe and North America in the 18th Century, it is not clear that they have as much appeal in the contemporary West or elsewhere in the world. This session will be devoted to revisiting the topic of religious toleration both to examine its philosophical roots and its contemporary cogency.
The session will consist of three papers, two presented by Edwin Curley (Michigan) and Robert Audi (Notre Dame) as well as a third paper drawn from submitted abstracts.
Those wishing to submit papers for consideration should send a 350 word (or less) abstracts to the Program Chair, Michael Murray at no later than OCTOBER 1, 2009.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Call for Papers: Hiddenness of Spiritual Realities

The Philosophy of Religion Group is issuing a call for papers for its session at the 2010 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting on the topic of "The Hiddenness of Spiritual Realities." While the topic of "divine hiddenness" has received a modest amount of attention in recent years, the topic of this session is being cast a bit more broadly. Those proposing papers are welcome to address the topic of divine hiddenness, however the program committee is also interested in considering papers that address hiddenness in non-theistic traditions, as well as aspects of hiddenness that are not focused on the existence of God. Papers might thus address other topics where the hiddenness of a spiritual reality is initially surprising or unexpected given particular claims within a tradition. For example, for traditions with an emphasis on natural law, the hiddenness of divine moral mandates might merit attention. For traditions with a commitment to reincarnation, the seemingly minimal evidence for the existence of "past lives" might require explanation. Etc.

Those wishing to submit papers for consideration should send 350 word (or less) abstracts to the Program Chair, Michael Murray at no later than SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

EPS Midwest Regional Call for Papers

Spring Meeting in conjunction with the 54th Spring Meeting of the Midwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society

Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio

20-21 March 2009 (Friday 8 AM-Saturday 1 PM)

Send philosophy paper proposals/abstracts, with name and contact information by 15 December 2008 to:

Timothy Paul Erdel

Bethel College

1001 W. McKinley Ave.

Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

Phone: (574) 257-2570


Fax: (574) 807-7426

Some priority to EPS members. Conference presenters must be registered for meeting.

Conference registration (starting in January) through the Evangelical Theological Society. Contact Robert Kurka (Lincoln Christian College and Seminary), Midwest Region ETS Secretary-Treasurer at

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