Today I was out for lunch with a friend who is a professor in the religion department at a well known Christian university in the United States. He mentioned that he’d been on search committees in the past so I asked him how many applicants the school would tend to get for each position advertised. […]
I got back from the ETS conference late last night. It was a long day (flight 1: Milwaukee to Toronto; flight 2: Toronto to Winnipeg; flight 3: Winnipeg to Edmonton). But it was a very good conference. I heard some fascinating papers (and some forgettable ones). The two most interesting papers that I heard were […]
Qoheleth meets the Academy
Yesterday evening I attended the President’s Reception at the Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni week. Earlier in the day I had a great time providing a response to Prof. Gordon Graham’s paper on Emile Cailliet and the role of the philosopher in the seminary. So now I was prepared to enjoy some appetizers out on the […]
Can analytic philosophy save theology?
Theology today is beset by a problem, one that is shared by many disciplines in the humanities. The problem is multi-layered. In fact it is a number of problems. Let me take a moment to identify three of them. 1. Skepticism: Many theologians write in the shadow of Kant’s “Copernican Revolution”. There is an enormous and […]