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Mini-Conference on Models of God

The official program will be published in the APA Proceedings in January.

Wednesday, April 4
 
Wednesday Morning, April 4
Opening Mixer
7:15-8:00 a.m., Location TBA
Continental breakfast will be served
MI-1. Mini-Conference on Models of God
8:00-9:45 a.m., Location TBA
Topic: Models of God
Chair: Jeanine Diller (Independent Scholar)
Speaker: Ted Peters (Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary)
“Models of God”
Commentator: Jim Taylor (Westmont College)
Speaker: Jeremy Hustwit (Claremont Graduate University)
“Can Models of God Compete? Testing the Strength of Religion’s Language-Reality Ties”
Commentator: Samuel Ruhmkorff (Simon’s Rock College of Bard)
MI-2. Mini-Conference on Models of God
10:00-11:45 a.m., Location TBA
Topic: Challenges to Prevailing Models
Chair: Andrew Dell’Olio (Hope College)
Speaker: Klaas Kraay (Ryerson University)
“Divine Unsurpassability”
Commentator: Kate Moran (University of Pennsylvania)
Speaker: Pamela Sue Anderson (University of Oxford)
“Feminist Conceptions of God:¬†Exploring Transcendence, Immanence, and Goodness”
Commentator: Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College)
 
Wednesday Afternoon, April 4
MI-3. Mini-Conference on Models of God
12:45-2:15 p.m., Location TBA
Topic: Panel on Process Theism
Chair: Jeremy Hustwit (Claremont Graduate University)
Panelists: Monica A. Coleman (Lutheran School of Theology–Chicago)
Dan Dombrowski (Seattle University)
Donald Wayne Viney (Pittsburg State University)
Commentator: Delwin Brown (Pacific School of Religion)
MI-4. Mini-Conference on Models of God
2:30-5:15 p.m., Location TBA
Topic: Extant Novel Models of God
Chair: John Bishop (University of Auckland)
Speaker: Nancy Hudson (California University of Pennsylvania)
“Environmentalism and Nicholas of Cusa’s Model of God”
Commentator: Robert Gall (West Liberty State College)
Speakers: Ford Turrell (Nashville State Community College)
Donald Turner (Nashville State Community College)
“The Non-existent God: Transcendence, Humanity, and Ethics in Emmanuel Levinas”
Commentator: Daniel Murphy (St. Anselm College)
Speaker: David Bradshaw (University of Kentucky)
“The Concept of the Divine Energies”
Commentator: Dan Dombrowski (Seattle University)
Reception
5:15-7:00 p.m., Location TBA
 
Wednesday Evening, April 4
MI-5. Joint Meeting of Mini-Conference on Models of God and the Society of Christian Philosophers
7:30-8:30 p.m., Location TBA
Speaker: Dallas Willard (University of Southern California)
“Intentionality and the Substance of the Self”
Commentator: Brian Treanor (Loyola Marymount University)
Speaker: Paul Moser (Loyola University of Chicago)
“Forgiveness as Cognitively Significant”
Commentator: Pamela Hieronymi (University of California–Los Angeles)
MI-6. Mini-Conference on Models of God Keynote Address
8:30-10:00 p.m., Location TBA
Chair: Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College)
Speaker: Wesley Wildman (Boston University)
“Behind, Between, and Beyond Anthropomorphic Models of Ultimate Reality”
Commentator: Andrew Dell’Olio (Hope College)
 
Thursday, April 5
 
Thursday Morning, April 5
MI-7. Mini-Conference on Models of God
8:30-10:30 a.m., Location TBA
Topic: Panel on Open Theism
Chair: Luke Gelinas (University of Toronto)
Panelists: David Basinger (Roberts Wesleyan College)
Alan Rhoda (University of Nevada)
Richard Rice (Loma Linda University)
David Woodruff (Huntington University)
MI-8. Mini-Conference on Models of God
10:45-12:15 p.m.
Topic: Panel on Panentheism
Chair: Emily Bennett (Claremont Graduate University)
Panelists: Stephen R. Palmquist (Stanford University and Hong Kong Baptist University)
Dong-Sik Park (Claremont Graduate University)
Jeanyne Slettom (Claremont Graduate University)
Commentator: Philip Clayton (Claremont School of Theology)
 
Thursday Afternoon, April 4
MI-9. Mini-Conference on Models of God Keynote Address
1:30-3:00 p.m., Location TBA
Chair: Samuel Ruhmkorff (Simon’s Rock College of Bard)
Speaker: John Bishop (University of Auckland)
“How a Modest Fideism May Constrain Concepts of God: A Christian Alternative to Classical Theism”
Commentator: Jeanine Diller (Independent Scholar)
MI-10. Mini-Conference on Models of God
3:15-4:45 p.m., Location TBA
Topic: Plenary Discussion
Chair: Philip Clayton (Claremont School of Theology)