2020 Symposium on Religion, Culture & Diversity

2020

Lost Sheep in
Philosophy of Religion

Voices from the Margins

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Philosophy of religion has been dominated by many of the same time-worn problems: the existence of God, the problem of evil, and religious experience, to name a few. Furthermore, the field has been dominated by mainstream Christian philosophers with relatively little attention paid to marginal religious communities such as Mormonism and Judaism. The Lost Sheep conference will focus on underrepresented issues and perspectives within the discipline. Presentations will address how issues like sexual orientation, gender identity, consent, the role of women, disability, children, and the Jewish faith arise within philosophy of religion. The conference is inspired by the recently published volume Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race and Animals (Routledge, 2019).
 

Schedule of Events


 
Thursday, February 6th

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

"Silence, Empathy, and Knowledge: 
Toward a Maimonidean Approach to Worship"

Eric Yang
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Santa Clara University
CB-511

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

“Mary, Did You Consent?”

Blake Hereth
co-editor of Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion
CB-511

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  -  Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

"Mormon Materialism, Radical Feminism, and Gender"

Kelli Potter
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Utah Valley University
CB-511

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Eric Yang, Blake Hereth, Kelli Potter

 


 

Friday, February 7th

 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

“Minding Children in the Philosophy of Religion"

Faith Glavey Pawl
Instructor
St. Thomas University
CB-511

11:00 - 11:50 p.m.

"Disability in Heaven"

Kevin Timpe
William H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy
Calvin College
CB-511

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  -  Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

"Narrative Destruction:
Hermeneutical Injustice as Insidious Violence"

Michelle Panchuk
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Murray State University
CB-511 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Faith Pawl, Kevin TimpeMichelle Panchuk

 
for more information, contact Kelli Potter at kelli.potter@uvu.edu or Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu.
 

Selected Media and Readings


Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals
Blake Hereth & Kevin Timpe, eds. (Routledge, 2019)

"Two Arguments for Animal Immortality" in Heaven and Philosophy (Lexington Press)
Blake Hereth, University of Washington

“Gender and Justice: Human and Divine Gender in Analytic Theology” in Companion to Analytic Theology (T&T Clark)
Michelle Panchuk, Murray State University

 “The Shattered Spiritual Self: A Philosophical Exploration of Religious Trauma,” Res Philosophica, 95 (2018)
Michelle Panchuk, Murray State University

"Faith Glavey Pawl on Children & Liturgy," Pogos - A Logos Institute Podcast
Faith Glavey Pawl, St. Thomas University

"The Church, Belonging, and Shalom," Know My Faith (video)
Kevin Timpe, Calvin College

"God's Kingdom Without Autism," Sermon at Houghton College Chapel, September 2019
Kevin Timpe, Calvin College