You’re Invited: Dr. JP Moreland at Grand Canyon University

By Judah Esparza

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On Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, Grand Canyon University will welcome distinguished philosopher JP Moreland to campus. Dr. Moreland is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

Arguments from Consciousness Against a Naturalistic Worldview

Dr. Moreland will speak at two seminars during his visit to GCU. The first session, “Arguments from Consciousness Against a Naturalistic Worldview,” is open to all students and faculty from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. The focus will be naturalism, which is one of dominate worldviews in western culture and academia today. It is also one of Christianity’s main rivals. These two worldviews are incompatible with each other on many levels. Dr. Moreland will explain facts about consciousness that are more adequately explained from a Christian worldview than from a naturalistic one.

How Not to Be Secular: Recognizing that Christianity is a Knowledge Tradition Audience

Dr. Moreland’s second session at GCU will take place from 6 – 7 pm and discuss the topic, “How Not to Be Secular: Recognizing that Christianity is a Knowledge Tradition Audience.” The focus for this session is how Christianity is a knowledge tradition and not a mere belief or blind faith tradition. There are many reasons why Christianity is viewed as something one decides to believe for pragmatic reasons or accepts on the basis “faith.” In this session, Dr. Moreland explains what biblical faith amounts to and how one should deal with intellectual doubt. He will debunk some popular myths saturating modern culture that are in conflict with Christianity.

About Dr. Moreland

Dr. Moreland holds a BS in chemistry, an MA in philosophy, a ThM and a PhD. In addition to these academic achievements, Dr. Moreland has co-planted 3 churches, spoken and debated at over 175 college campuses and had his ideas covered by outlets such as the New Scientist, PBS’s “Closer to Truth,” Christianity Today and WORLD Magazine. Dr. Moreland has authored or co-authored 30 books and written articles that have been published in top peer-reviewed philosophy journals such as “Australasian Journal of Philosophy,” “Metaphysica,” “Metaphilosophy,” “American Philosophical Quarterly” and “Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.”

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Written by Judah Esparza, a senior earning a business management degree and marketing degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.


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