"My Ways Are Not Your Ways": The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible

Held September 10-12, 2009 at the University of Notre Dame

Videos of all conference talks can be viewed here.

Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham (Oxford University Press) contains the papers presented at the conference, and is now available.

Program

  • Louise Antony, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    "Does God Love Us?"
    • Comments: Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University
    • Chair: Stephen Wykstra, Calvin College
  • Edwin Curley, University of Michigan
    "The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob"
    • Comments: Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame
    • Chair: David Dudrick, Colgate University
  • Evan Fales, University of Iowa
    "Satanic Verses: Moral Chaos in Holy Writ"
    • Comments: Alvin Plantinga, University of Notre Dame
    • Chair: Thomas Crisp, Biola University
  • John Hare, Yale University
    "Animal Sacrifices"
    • Comments: James L. Crenshaw, Duke Divinity School
    • Chair: James Vanderkam, University of Notre Dame
  • Mark C. Murphy, Georgetown University
    "God Beyond Justice"
    • Comments: Wes Morriston, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Chair: Patrick Kain, Purdue University
  • Elenore Stump, Saint Louis University
    "The Problem of Evil and the History of Peoples: Think Amalek"
    • Comments: Paul Draper, Purdue University
    • Chair: Joseph Levine,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Richard Swinburne, Oxford University
    "What Does the Old Testament Mean?"
    • Comments: Wes Morriston, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Chair: Susan Brower-Toland, Saint Louis University
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
    "Reading Joshua"
    • Comments: Louis Antony,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Chair: Stephanie R. Lewis
  • Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame
    "What about the Canaanites?"
    • Comments: Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
    • Chair: R. Andrew Compton, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Christopher Seitz, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
    “Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible”
    • Comments: Evan Fales, University of Iowa
    • Chair: Robert Garcia, Texas A&M University
  • Howard Wettstein, University of California, Riverside
    Concluding Remarks
    • Chair: Stephen Davis, Claremont McKenna College
  • Gary Anderson (University of Notre Dame), Paul Draper (Purdue University), Daniel Howard-Snyder (Western Washington University)
    Panel Discussion
    • Chair: Stephen Davis, Claremont McKenna College