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Call For Papers: National Faculty Leadership Conference

Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel,
Crystal City, VA
June 27 - 29, 2008

Philosophy Section

Theme: The Presumption of Naturalism

Keynote Speaker:
J. P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy,
Biola University
"Deflationary Naturalism: Responding to Nagel's Last Stand."

J. P. Moreland has authored or co-authored books including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist? His work appears in journals such as Christianity Today, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly.

The central theme of the philosophy section at this year?s National Faculty Leadership Conference will be to engage the presumption of naturalism as we find it both metaphysically and methodologically. What exactly makes a position naturalistic? To what degree can Christian philosophers embrace forms of naturalism? How can the limits of a legitimate naturalism be articulated and defended?

  • The Philosophy Section will take place between 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.
  • We are looking for outstanding papers that engage our theme.
  • Each paper should aim for a reading time of 30 minutes in order to allow a brief discussion.

Titles with abstracts of 300-400 words should be emailed as a MS Word document attachment to NFLCpapers@facultycommons.org by February 15, 2008. Please include a cover page in the Word document indicating: a) your name, b) position, c) institutional affiliation, d) mailing address, e) email address, f) daytime telephone number, g) the academic track for which you are making your submission.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2008.

The theme of the 2008 NATIONAL FACULTY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is "The Heart of the University." The conference includes outstanding plenary speakers such as, J. P. Moreland, Ken Elzinga, Marla Frederick-McGlathery, and Bible exposition by Richard Pratt. Special guest presenters include William Lane Craig and Patricia Raybon. Our conference will be enriched with worship through music, fine arts performances, and prayer for the academy.

Sponsored by Faculty Commons,
The Faculty ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Int.

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