3rd Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar

29-30th, May 2014


The biennial Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar provides a platform for discussion of work in progress in analytic philosophy of religion. The Seminar is organized by the Forum for Philosophy and Religion and will be held in the Philosophy Building, 69 Oakfield Avenue, University of Glasgow. The event will run from 10.00 a.m. on the 29th May until 6.30 p.m. on the 30th May.


To register for this event please email Victoria Harrison ( by 19th May. Refreshments will be provided on both days, and there will be a buffet lunch and evening wine reception on the 29th May (lunch on the 30th will be by own arrangement). A registration fee of £10 (£5 for graduate students) will be payable at the door.


This event is sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.




Sarah Adams (University of Leeds), ‘A new Paradox of Omnipotence?’

Max Baker-Hytch (University of Oxford), ‘Implicit Theistic Belief and the Value of Testimonial Belief: A Response to the Demographic Divine Hiddenness Challenge’

Ryan Byerly (Regent University, Virginia), ‘Faith as Optimism’

Trent Dougherty (Baylor), ‘Non-Standard Bayesian Updating in the Problem of Evil’

David Efird and Daniel Gustafsson (University of York), ‘Experiencing Christian Art’

Sebastian Gäb (Universität Trier), ‘The Problem of Evil: A Buddhist Solution’

Jason Goltz (Westminster College, Utah), ‘The Religious Experience in Kant’s Ethics’

Amber Griffioen (Universität Konstanz), ‘Reconsidering our “Foolish Notions”: Decentralizing the Role of Belief in Religious Faith’

Timo Koistinen (University of Helsinki), ‘Wittgenstein on Faith and Religious Disagreement’

Tyler McNabb (University of Glasgow), ‘Warranted Religion: Answering Objections to Alvin Plantinga’s Epistemology’

Emmanuel Nartey (City University of New York), ‘God’s Foreknowledge, Human Freedom and Explanatory Supervenience’

Martin Pickup (New College, Oxford), ‘Real Presence and Time-Travel’

Walter Schultz and Lisanne Winslow (University of Northwestern, Minnesota), ‘Causation, Dispositions, and Divine Action’

Patrick Todd (University of Edinburgh), ‘How to Think about the Problem of Foreknowledge and Freedom’

Hami Verbin (University of Tel Aviv), ‘Maimonides and Kierkegaard on Suffering and Love’