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The Believing Primate

EPS member Michael J. Murray, a Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College, and also Vice President of Philosophy and Theology at the Templeton Foundation, recently edited a collection of writings (with Jeffrey Schloss) titled, The Believing Primate: Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion (OUP, 2009)

In Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, he has a chapter titled, “Four Arguments that the Cognitive Psychology of Religion Undermines the Justification of Religious Belief.”

Michael recently interacted with Paul Bloom (Yale) about much of the topics in the above mentioned book. The below interview is from

EPS Sponsored Apologetics Training in New England

Nearly 800 people came out for the
“Earnestly Contending” apologetics
conference held at New Life Worship Center
— this was a record amount of people to attend such a conference in this region.

Attendees received first-hand training from
William Lane Craig
, Paul Copan,
Gary Habermas, Craig Evans,
Daniel B. Wallace,
Greg Koukl,
Michael Rea, Michael
, and several other featured speakers, including
Brett Kunkle who spoke to over 100 youth.

And perhaps even more encouraging is that over 100 area pastors came to a luncheon
and seminar in order to better grasp the pastoral significance of apologetics training
and ministry in the local church.

There was more than just interest in apologetics and Christian worldview training
— there was downright hunger for Christian knowledge and understanding.

Some have blogged about the conference, including comments at
Stirred Neurons,

Confident Christianity
, and even over at John Loftus’

Debunking Christianity

Audio of the conference presentations will be available in early 2009. You can currently
purchase all of the audio from last year by going

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