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Thursday, 9 April 2009

JP Moreland on Faith and Reason

You are invited to the next Thinking Matters Auckland DVD screening:DVD Screening

What: Dr JP Moreland on Faith and Reason
When: Tuesday 28 April – 7:00pm
Where: Lecture Room 2, Laidlaw College, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, West Auckland
Format: DVD followed by discussion (Matt will be available to fire questions at)
Cost: Free!

Dr Moreland is distinguished professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in California. In this DVD, he will talk about the importance of truth in religion, the evidence for monotheism and his own personal experience in coming to the Christian faith.

With degrees in philosophy, theology and chemistry, Dr Moreland has taught at several universities throughout the USA. He has authored and co-authored books including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; Immortality: The Other Side of Death; The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Times. He is co-editor of Christian Perspectives on Being Human and Jesus under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in journals such as Christianity Today, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly.

Thinking MattersHe is a very good, clear and easy to follow speaker so bring your popcorn and don't miss this screening!


  1. What fun it must be to have a group with these interests who will actually come to the screening and discuss it afterward! Very nice. I can confirm that J.P. is a good speaker; I have not seen this one, but I am sure you'll find him engaging.

  2. Well with your ringing endorsement I am sure we will have an excellent turnout - thanks for stopping by. In New Zealand we can count the number of philosophers of religion on one hand (and still have fingers spare *groan*) so DVD's are as good as it gets or else we have to bring in people who are not qualified.

    While I have you here, any chance I can book you and Lydia to speak to Thinking Matters next time you are passing through New Zealand?

    Recent blog post: Good Friday: Why Celebrate Easter?

  3. If ever we're south of the equator and aft of the Prime Meridian, we'll be sure to let you know! About the closest we're likely to get in the near future is this conference in Belgium this June. Not exactly hailing distance. Regrets.

  4. Tim

    No Bleguim is a bit far.

    A better scenario from my end is (a) I get an academic posting somewhere and (b)I go to the US and attend some EPS conferences.

    Recent blog post: The Foundations of the Alexandrian Argument against Feticide Part III

  5. Seriously, if that does happen, we'd be delighted to meet you (singular or plural). My email address is easy to find: by all means "ping" me if it looks like you might be in the US at any point.

  6. That would be wonderful - no plans to travel in your direction in the near future but we will keep that in mind should things change.

    Our email is available under the About MandM tab.

    Recent blog post: Maverick Philosopher on the Historical Atrocities Argument


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