Logos 2010

Logos 2010

Divine Action:
God, Chance, and Causation

May 13-15, 2010 at Rutgers University

Thursday, May 13

11:30am - 12:50pm   Carl Gillett - Northern Illinois University
"On the Scientific Problem of Chemical, Biological, Psychological and Divine Action - and the Only Plausible Solution"

  • Commentator: Timothy O'Connor - Indiana University
  • Chair: Mark Johnston - Princeton University

2:40pm - 4:00pm   Derek Pereboom - Cornell University
"Theological Determinism and Divine Providence"

  • Commentator: Alicia Finch - Northern Illinois University
  • Chair: Alan Rhoda - University of Notre Dame

4:10pm - 5:30pm   Neal Judisch - University of Oklahoma
"Divine Conservation and Human Agency"

  • Commentator: Daniel Speak - Loyola Marymount University
  • Chair: Timothy Pawl - University of St. Thomas

8:00pm   Samuel Newlands - University of Notre Dame

  • Chair: Michael C. Rea - University of Notre Dame

Friday, May 14

10:00am - 11:20am   Thomas F. Tracy - Bates College
"Special Divine Action, Determinism, and Chance"

  • Commentator: Ryan Wasserman - Western Washington University
  • Chair: Dean Zimmerman - Rutgers University

11:30am - 12:50pm   Lydia Jaeger - Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne
"Against Physicalism-Plus-God: How Creation Accounts for Divine Action in the World"

  • Commentator: Elise Crull - University of Notre Dame
  • Chair: Thomas Senor - University of Arkansas

2:40pm - 4:00pm   Cynthia Rigby - Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
"Providence and Play"

  • Commentator: Oliver Crisp - University of Bristol
  • Chair: John Sanders - Hendrix College

4:10pm - 5:30pm   Ian A. McFarland - Emory University
"Can God Play Dice? Chance and the Question of Metaphysical Continuity between Creator and Creation"

  • Commentator: Michael Rota - University of St. Thomas
  • Chair: Kevin Diller - Taylor University

7:30pm   Michel Barnes - Marquette University

  • Chair: Hud Hudson - Western Washington University

Saturday, May 15

11:30am - 12:50pm   Andrew Pinsent - Oxford University
"Joint Attention and Second-Personal Divine Causation"

  • Commentator: Gordon Graham - Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Chair: Karen Kilby - University of Nottingham

2:40pm - 4:00pm   William J. Abraham - Southern Methodist University
"Divine Action and Analogy"

  • Commentator: Jason Turner - University of Leeds
  • Chair: Shieva Kleinschmidt - New York University