Call for Papers, 2013
Meeting of the
Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
Where is the balance between knowledge and faith? If Christian belief is
nothing more than blind faith, then there are no limits to the content of oneís
beliefs. One is essentially free to believe anything. But is the alternative
complete knowledge of the divine? Can the human mind really grasp the
infinite? Exploring the tension between faith and knowledge is the goal of this
yearís conference. Is Christian belief based primarily on faith, hope, and
personal religious experience or are there good epistemic reasons to believe?
Are there varying degrees of theological knowledge such that some Christian
propositions can be known with a degree of certainty while others are relegated
to probability and some to the unknown? Can epistemology help us ground
theological claims? What are the limits of our knowledge? What role do mystery
and paradox play in Christian theology? Questions considered relevant to the
theme of the conference include, but are certainly not limited to, the
Please submit proposals of 250-500 words, the title of the abstract, along with name, position, and institutional affiliation (if applicable) to Brint Montgomery at Brint@snu.edu by October 1, 2012. The proposal should be sent as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format. Each proposal will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Please check the WPS website updates for exact hotel and meeting site information at: http://wps.snu.edu.
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