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    Would the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life (ETI) conflict in any way with Christian belief? We identify six areas of potential conflict. If there be no conflict in any of these areas—and we argue ultimately there is not—we are confident in declaring that there is no conflict, period. This conclusion underwrites the integrity of theological explorations into the existence of ETI, which has become a topic of increasing interest among theologians in recent years.
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    Why Does God Exist?
    Religious Studies. forthcoming.
    Many philosophers have appealed to the PSR in arguments for a being that exists a se, a being whose explanation is in itself. But what does it mean, exactly, for something to have its explanation ‘in itself’? Contemporary philosophers have said next to nothing about this, relying instead on phrases plucked from the accounts of various historical figures. In this article, I analyse five such accounts – those of Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz – and argue that none are satisfactor…Read more
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    A Defense of Modal Appearances
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1-19. forthcoming.
    I argue that beliefs about what appears possible are justified in much the same way as beliefs about what appears actual. I do so by chisholming, and then modalizing, the epistemic principle associated with phenomenal conservatism. The principle is tested against a number of examples, and it gives the intuitively correct results. I conclude by considering how it can be used to defend two controversial modal arguments, a Cartesian argument for dualism and an ontological argument for the existence…Read more
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    Nontraditional Arguments for Theism
    Philosophy Compass 14 (5): 1-14. 2019.
    I propose a taxonomy of arguments for the existence of God and survey those categories of arguments I identify as nontraditional. I conclude with two general observations about theistic arguments, followed by suggestions for going forward.
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    Review: Brian Leftow, God and Necessity (review)
    Philosophy in Review 34 (3-4): 142-146. 2014.
  •  18
    Review: William Hasker, Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God (review)
    Philosophy in Review 34 (6): 309-311. 2014.
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    Review: Linda Zagzebski, Omnisubjectivity: A Defense of a Divine Attribute (review)
    European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (4): 254--259. 2015.
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    The God of the Groups: Social Trinitarianism and Group Agency
    Religious Studies 52 (2): 167-186. 2016.
    I argue that Social Trinitarians can and should conceive of God as a group person. They can by drawing on recent theories of group agency realism that show how groups can be not just agents but persons distinct from their members—albeit, I argue, persons of a different kind. They should because the resultant, novel view of the Trinity—that God is three ‘intrinsicist’ persons in one ‘functional’ person—is theologically sound, effectively counters the most trenchant criticisms of Social Trinitaria…Read more