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    Introduction to Symposia on Philosophy of Science and Theology
    Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 10 (1): 73. 2023.
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    Have We No Shame?: A Moral Exemplar Account of Atonement
    with Allison Krile Thornton
    Faith and Philosophy 38 (4): 409-430. 2021.
    Although Christ’s atoning work on the cross is perhaps the most central tenet of Christianity, understanding precisely how the cross saves remains a theological mystery. We follow the Abelardian tradition and argue that Christ’s death on the cross acts as an example of God’s love for humanity and a means of drawing us back into communion with the triune God. However, our view avoids the standard objection to exemplar views—that they are Pelagian—by introducing an alternative conception of the pr…Read more
  •  12
    How to Make Analytic Science-Engaged Theology an ASSET
    TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 7 (1). 2022.
    This paper explores the relationship between analytic theology and science-engaged theology through a historical lens, connecting contemporary disagreements between analytic metaphysicians and philosophers of science to a disagreement about philosophical method between Carnap and Quine. After discussing philosophical issues of meaning and verification in early positivism, the paper goes on to suggest that the analytic-synthetic distinction underlying much work in analytic theology is difficult t…Read more
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    Atonement by Eleonore Stump
    Review of Metaphysics 75 (2): 400-401. 2021.
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    This article engages Kojonen's discussion of scientific explanation. Kojonen claims the best way to conceptualize the relationship between evolutionary explanations and explanation by design is through the proximate-ultimate distinction and the levels metaphor. However, these are not robust explanatory models but examples of how one might differentiate ambiguous explananda contained in why-questions. Disambiguating explananda is a helpful tool for determining when a situation calls for further e…Read more
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    Detachment Issues: A Dilemma for Beall’s Contradictory Christology
    Journal of Analytic Theology 9 201-204. 2021.
    Jc Beall offers a novel resolution to worries about Christ’s contradictory nature by introducing an account of logical consequence that allows for true contradictions. However, to prevent his view from exploding into heresy, Beall must deny that conditionals detach. But without detachment, the language fails to capture other true entailments which must be included in a complete account of Christ. Beall faces a dilemma, then, between heresy and inadequacy.
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    The Role of Historical Science in Methodological Actualism
    Philosophy of Science 88 (3): 461-482. 2021.
    This article examines the role of historical science in clarifying the causal structure of complex natural processes. I reject the pervasive view that historical science does not uncover natural regularities. To show why, I consider an important methodological distinction in geology between uniformitarianism and actualism; methodological actualism, the preferred method of geologists, often relies on historical reconstructions to test the stability of currently observed processes. I provide sever…Read more
  • The Posture of Faith
    Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 8 227-244. 2017.
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    Sense and Reference of a Believer
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 92 (1): 145-157. 2018.
    Pierre Duhem’s philosophy of science was criticized by several of his contemporaries for being surreptitiously influenced by his Catholic faith. In his essay “Physics of a Believer,” Duhem defends himself against this appraisal. In this paper, I detail Duhem’s argument and reconstruct his view concerning the relationship between theoretical science and religious belief. Ultimately, Duhem claims that the propositions of physical theory cannot contradict the propositions of religious belief becaus…Read more
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    Mid to far-infrared properties of star-forming galaxies and active galactic nuclei
    with G. E. Magdis, D. Rigopoulou, G. Helou, Farrah D., P. Hurley, A. Alonso-Herrero, J. Bock, D. Burgarella, S. Chapman, V. Charmandaris, A. Cooray, Sophia Dai Y., Dale D., D. Elbaz, A. Feltre, E. Hatziminaoglou, J. S. Huang, G. Morrison, S. Oliver, D. Scott, and Y. Shi
    We study the mid- to far-IR properties of a 24?m-selected flux-limited sample of 154 intermediate redshift, infrared luminous galaxies, drawn from the 5 Milli-Jansky Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey. By combining existing mid-IR spectroscopy and new Herschel SPIRE submm photometry from the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey, we derived robust total infrared luminosity and dust mass estimates and infered the relative contribution of the AGN to the infrared energy budget of the source…Read more