Baylor-Georgetown-Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference 2014

Thursday, October 9  Saturday, October 11

Georgetown University

Please contact Mark Murphy if you plan to attend. Please also let him know if you need conference hotel information. And if it would help you to get funding to attend the conference if you served as a chair for one of the sessions, let him know that, also.


All sessions will be held in New North 204.

Thursday, October 9

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Karen Stohr (Georgetown University) – “Hope for the Hopeless”
    • Commentator: Micah Lott (Boston College)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Reception in New North 204

Friday, October 10

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: Neal Judisch (University of Oklahoma) “Redemptive Suffering”
    • Commentator: Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Manhattanville College)
  • 10:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Kathryn Pogin (Northwestern University) – “Redemptive or Corruptive? The Atonement and Hermeneutical Injustice”
    • Commentator: Katherin Rogers (University of Delaware)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Lunch on Own
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Christian Miller (Wake Forest University) – “Should Christians be Worried about Situationist Claims in Psychology and Philosophy?”
    • Commentator: Dan Moller (University of Maryland)
  • 4:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Chris Tucker (The College of William and Mary) – “Satisficing and Motivated Submaximization (in the Philosophy of Religion)”
    • Commentator: Kelly Heuer (Georgetown University)
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dinner for Speakers & Commentators at Bombay Club

Saturday, October 11

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: Julia Jorati (The Ohio State University) – “Special Agents: Leibniz on the Similarity between Divine and Human Agency”
    • Commentator: Kristin Primus (Georgetown University/New York University)
  • 10:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Kris McDaniel (Syracuse University) – “Being and Essence”
    • Commentator: Trenton Merricks (University of Virginia)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Lunch on Own
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Meghan Page (Loyola University Maryland/Biola University) – “The Posture of Faith: Leaning in to Belief”
    • Commentator: Mark Lance (Georgetown University)
  • 4:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Charity Anderson (Baylor University) – “Defeat, Testimony, and Miracle Reports”
    • Commentator: Andy Cullison (DePauw University)

BGND 2014 is organized by Mark Murphy (Georgetown University), Jonathan Kvanvig (Baylor University), and Michael Rea (University of Notre Dame), with the support of the Robert McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair of Philosophy, the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, and the John Templeton Foundation.