Featured Speaker

Dr. Brendan Sweetman, a native of Dublin, Ireland, is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Religion and Science: An Introduction (Continuum, 2010); The Vision of Gabriel Marcel: Epistemology, Human Person, the Transcendent (Rodopi Press, 2008); Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious arguments in the Public Square (InterVarsity, 2006), Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 1992), and, most recently, A Gabriel Marcel Reader (St. Augustine’s Press, 2011). He has published more than eighty articles and reviews in a variety of journals and collections.

Professor Sweetman has been a Visiting Scholar and Keynote Speaker at several universities and colleges in the U.S., and, internationally, has given lectures and talks in many countries. He writes in the areas of philosophy of religion, continental philosophy, political philosophy, and the relationship of religion to science.

Conference Organizers:
Dr. Bruce Ballard, Professor of Philosophy, Lincoln University
Dr. Laurence Rohrer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lincoln University


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Friday, October 14th
10:00 AM

Embodied Religion and Liberal Society: The Obstacle of De Facto Established Religion

Kevin Carnahan, Central Methodist University

300 Young Hall, Lincoln University

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

11:00 AM

Delineating the Boundaries for Religious Speech in Public Discourse in Kierkegaard and Habermas

Michael Carper, Lindenwood University

300 Young Hall, Lincoln University

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

Reformed Epistemology, Clairvoyance, and the Role of Evidence

Andrew Moon, University of Missouri

300 Young Hall, Lincoln University

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

2:00 PM

Faith, Reason and Politics

Brendan Sweetman, Rockhurst University

300 Young Hall, Lincoln University

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM