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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Evangelical Philosophical Society
Theme: Love: Divine and Human
Friday - 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Solana (South Tower - First Level)

Love, Divine and Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology is a collection of essays forthcoming from T&T Clark. This book panel would give some of the volume’s authors an opportunity to share their research with a larger audience.

Sameer Yadav (Westmont College) responds to the problem of divine hiddenness by way of an analysis of divine love.

Kent Dunnington (Biola University) argues on exegetical and philosophical grounds that there is not a Christian duty to love one’s neighbor as oneself.

J.T. Turner (Anderson College) argues against the notion that virtuous character formation in love for God provides a causal link between libertarian free will in pre-heavenly existence and moral impeccabiliy in the eschatological state.

Jordan Wessling (Fuller Seminary) argues for a unitary account of the relation between God’s love and God’s punitive wrath.

Kevin Vanhoozer (TEDS) pushes against Oord's conception of God’s love by means of Aquinas’ denial of a real relation between God and the cosmos.

Sameer Yadav, Westmont College
Kent Dunnington, Biola University
James Turner, Anderson University (South Carolina)
Jordan Wessling, Fuller Theological Seminary
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Theme: The Strength and Limits of Parental Rights
Saturday - 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Marriott Marquis-Pacific 23 (First Level)

How robust should parental rights be, and what might an evangelical philosophy contribute to the question? While questions of marriage and sexuality have been hotly disputed, the question of parental rights has—until recently—remained on the edges of the American consciousness. This panel discussion will consider the limits and weight of parental rights in a range of hotly disputed issues, such as vaccines, transgender therapy and treatments, and declining life-extending medical care. Moreover, this panel will consider the relationship between religious liberty claims and parental rights in each of these areas.

Michael Austin, Eastern Kentucky University
Francis Beckwith, Baylor University
Gregory Bock, University of Texas, Tyler
Matthew Anderson, Baylor University
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Theme: Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology
Joshua Farris, Houston Baptist University, Presiding
Nathan Jacobs, University of Kentucky, Presiding
Sunday - 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Torrey Pines 2 (North Tower - Lobby Level)

Modernity, some have suggested, sows the seeds for a purely materialist, mechanistic, non-experiential, a-religious perspective of the world. However, new work on God and Modern philosophy in philosophers such as Descartes, Hobbes, and Kant challenges this assumption .Through the lens of some of the most important Modern figures, the present panel discussion explores the following question: “Does contemporary philosophical materialism regarding humans have much footing in the modern dialectic?” We suggest that it does not by considering Descartes, Hobbes, Berkeley, Kant.

Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College
Descartes and the Primacy of Self-awareness


Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary
Hobbes and Descartes in Christian Anthropology


Chris L. Firestone, Trinity International University
Kant’s Existential Dualism


Geoffrey Fulkerson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Heidegger, the Technological, and Dwelling: A Theological Account