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    The Christian God
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (2): 473-476. 1994.
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    Thought Experiments in Philosophy of Religion
    Open Theology 3 (1): 167-173. 2017.
    We present a criterion for the use of thought experiments as a guide to possibilia that bear on important arguments in philosophy of religion. We propose that the more successful thought experiments are closer to the world in terms of phenomenological realism and the values they are intended to track. This proposal is filled out by comparing thought experiments of life after death by Peter van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman with an idealist thought experiment. In terms of realism and values we contr…Read more
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    This first volume of "The History of Evil" covers Graeco-Roman, Indian, Near Eastern and Eastern philosophy and religion from 2000 BCE to 450 CE. The volume charts the foundations of the history of evil among the major philosophical traditions and world religions, beginning with the oldest recorded traditions: the Vedas and Upanishads, Confucianism and Daoism, and Buddhism. This cutting-edge treatment of the history of evil at its crucial and determinative inception will appeal to those with par…Read more
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    Burning Down the House?
    Philosophia Christi 9 (2): 261-269. 2007.
  • The Impossibility of God
    Philosophia Christi 8 (1): 180-183. 2006.
  • Philosophy of Religion: An Historical Introduction
    Philosophia Christi 9 (2): 473-475. 2007.
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    Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide
    Philosophia Christi 5 (1): 327-328. 2003.
  • Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions
    Philosophia Christi 1 (2): 137-139. 1999.
  • Is Strategic Thinking Desirable in Philosophical Reflection?
    with Thomas Churchill
    Philosophia Christi 17 (1): 213-221. 2015.
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction
    Philosophia Christi 15 (1): 5-7. 2013.
  • The Poetics of Evil: Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy
    Philosophia Christi 14 (1): 228-232. 2012.
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    Black Lives, Sex, and Revealed Religion Matter!
    Philosophia Christi 19 (1): 103-119. 2017.
  • Evil in Early Modern Philosophy (edited book)
    Routledge. 2018.
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    Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (edited book)
    with Stewart Goetz
    Wiley-Blackwell. forthcoming.
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    Philip Kitcher and other secular naturalists assert that we have a problem-free concept of the "mundane physical world" and use the idea of our familiar material world to critique those who recognize a transcendent reality as in theism. It is argued that the naturalist's concept of the world faces problems involving the primacy of the mental, normativity, sensations and consciousness, and contemporary science. A closing section suggests, contra secular naturalism, that our experience of the mund…Read more
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    William Irwin defends a form of moral anti-realism, according to which there are no objective moral facts. He contends that moral realism is objectionable because of its being more complex or not as simple as anti-realism; moral realism is in conflict with science; moral realism is also challenged by the fact that our moral judgements would differ if we were subject to a different biology or evolutionary past. Irwin also argues that insofar as moral realism is supportable evidentially by experie…Read more
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    The Philosophically Peculiar Members of a Distributist Culture
    Quaestiones Disputatae 8 (1): 57-69. 2017.
  • Naturalism
    with Stewart Goetz and William B. Eerdmans
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (1): 57-59. 2009.
  •  4
    A Companion to Philosophy of Religion
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 44 (1): 53-63. 1998.
  • Consciousness and the Mind of God
    Religious Studies 31 (4): 546-548. 1995.
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    The view from above and below
    Heythrop Journal 30 (4): 385-402. 1989.
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    Testimony, Evidence, and Wisdom in Today’s Philosophy of Religion
    with Elizabeth Duel
    Teaching Philosophy 34 (2): 105-118. 2011.
    In philosophy of religion, when, if ever, is it better to philosophically engage one another as advocates of competing religions as opposed to conducting a more detached philosophical investigation of each other’s actual religious convictions? We offer a narrative overview of a philosophy of religion seminar we participated in, highlighting questions about the possibility of even understanding persons of different religions and considering when, if ever, one’s own religious convictions should be…Read more
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    A Modal Argument for Dualism
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (1): 95-108. 1986.
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    The Open Museum and its Enemies: An Essay in the Philosophy of Museums
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 79 35-53. 2016.
    Borrowing from the title and some of the content of Karl Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies, it is argued that museums have great value as sites for what may be called a philosophical culture. A philosophical culture is one in which members or citizens engage in fair-minded debate and shared reflection, presenting and evaluating reasons for different positions particularly as these have relevance for matters of governance. In a philosophical culture, persuasion is almost always a matter o…Read more
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    Feel the Love! Reflections on Alexander Pruss’ Essay in Christian Sexual Ethics
    with Benjamin Louis Perez
    Roczniki Filozoficzne 63 (3): 31-41. 2015.
    Throughout his excellent book One Body, Alex Pruss relies upon the view that there is a requirement of universal love: each and every one of us is required to love each and every one of us. Although he often appeals to revealed truth in making arguments for his various theses, he supports the requirement of universal love primarily through a philosophical argument, an argument that I call the “argument from responsiveness to value.” The idea is that all persons bear a sort of nonrelational value…Read more
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    Abstract Objects and Causation: Bringing Causation Back Into Contemporary Platonism
    Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 71 (4): 769-780. 2015.
    Resumo O autor defenderá, por um lado, a existência dos objectos abstractos e, por outro, o seu papel causal, numa ontologia platónica, tal como enquadrada por Roderick Chisholm. Se plausível, a natureza e o papel dos abstracta sob a forma de estados de coisas, oferecem-nos razões para acreditar em uma descrição bem-sucedida e explicativa da intencionalidade humana e animal que não está encerrada no mundo físico. Palavras-chave : causalidade, encerramento causal, fisicalismo, objectos abstractos…Read more
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    Mind, Matter and Nature: A Thomistic Proposal for the Philosophy of Mind. By James D. Madden
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89 (1): 166-168. 2015.