The EPS will host the following three sessions at the 2022 AAR & SBL Annual Meeting:
Harold Netland’s recent book, Religious Experience and the Knowledge of God: The Evidential Force of Divine Encounters (Baker Academic, 2022), explores epistemological issues related to religious experience in a setting of religious diversity. Drawing on work by Kai-Man Kwan, Richard Swinburne, Jennifer Lackey, and others, Netland develops a “critical-trust” approach and defends it against a number of objections. In particular, he considers the fact that divergent religious experiences “produce incompatible descriptions and claims.” Given that situation, “how can one be confident that the practices in which one participates actually produce veridical experiences and true beliefs” (226-27)? The panelists will have time to open up areas for critical discussion, followed by responses from Netland and a time for Q&A with the author and panelists.
- Harold Netland, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
- James Beilby, Bethel University
- R. Douglas Geivett, Biola University
- Dolores Morris, University of South Florida
There has been a renewed interest among theologians in the historicity of Adam and Eve. The debate raises a number of important and hotly contested theological, historical, and scientific questions. Three new books have garnered special attention: Joshua Swamidass, The Genealogical Adam and Eve; William Lane Craig, In Quest of the Historical Adam; and Andrew T. Loke, The Origin of Humanity and Evolution. Their models present different perspectives on various issues at the interface of science and theology. This panel will feature these authors presenting their respective models followed by audience discussion.
- S. Joshua Swamidass, Washington University of St. Louis
- William Lane Craig, Houston Baptist University and Talbot School of Theology
- Andrew T. Loke, Hong Kong Baptist University
- Doug Groothuis, Denver Seminary
- Tim Knepper, Drake University
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