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WC Philosophy of Religion and Art - Conf Schedule

March 29  ~  March 30

Philosophy of Religion and Art





Parallel Session I  •  Parallel Session II 
Parallel Session III  •  Plenary Session I

Parallel Session IV  •  Plenary Session II  
Parallel Session V  •  Parallel Session VI  
Parallel Session VII


1:00 - 2:00 pm: Registration & Coffee

2:00 - 2:50 pm: Parallel Session I

ACAD 106 – Platonic Kαλόν in Augustinian Epistemology; The Movement of the Soul and Understanding the Beautiful Presenter – Bryant. K Owens (Volunteer State Community College) 
ACAD 109 – Literary Heroes, Moral Exemplars, and the Formation of Virtue Presenter – Nathan Montgomery (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
ACAD 111 – Experience, Expression, and Recognition: Reflections on the Arts and Emotional Intelligence Presenter – Nathan Alexander Mueller (Baylor University)

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3:00 - 3:50 pm: Parallel Session II

ACAD 106 – “Beauty Will Save the World” – And Education? Presenter – Michael R. Young (Faulkner University)
ACAD 109 – The Problem of Brute-ness for Craig, Wielenberg and Timmy Turner Presenter – Nick Hadsell (Undergraduate, Houston Baptist University)
ACAD 111 – At the Junction of Art and Suffering Presenters – Danielle Redden (University of London School of Oriental and African Studies)

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4:00 - 4:50 pm: Parallel Session III

ACAD 106 – A Storied Education: The Importance of Narrative for a Personalizing Pedagogy Presenter – John Howell (Cambridge School of Dallas)
ACAD 109 – A New Argument from Our Experience of Beauty Presenter – Logan Wigglesworth (Rice University)
ACAD 111 – Does True Beauty Suffer? Implications for Theodicy Presenter – Timothy Yoder (Dallas Theological Seminary)

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5:00 - 6:30 pm: Dinner (on your own)


6:45 - 8:00 pm: Plenary Session I

ACAD 106 – Tolkien and the Function of Fantasy Presenter – Holly Ordway (Houston Baptist University)

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8:00 - 9:00 am: Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation

9:00 - 9:50 pm: Parallel Session IV

ACAD 106 – Living in “the Moment:” Kierkegaard’s Christian Eudaimonism through Literary Obfuscation in Either/Or Presenter – James “Twigz” McGuire (Saint Louis University)
ACAD 109 – Goodness, Beauty, and Truth in the Lyrics of Christian Music Presenter – Benjamin H. Arbour (Institute for Philosophical and Theological Research)
ACAD 111 – On the Necessity of the Philosophical Poem Presenter – Kent Richter (College of DuPage)

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10:00 - 11:15 pm: Plenary Session II

ACAD 106 – Metaphor and Meaning: The Role of Imagination in Communication about Philosophy and Religion Presenter – Holly Ordway (Houston Baptist University)

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11:30 - 12:20 pm: Parallel Session V

ACAD 106 – Comedy-Drama in Film: Caught Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday Presenter – Hannah Zarr (Houston Baptist University)
ACAD 109 – A Battle Worth Fighting: An Examination of Tim Fisher’s Philosophy of Music
Presenter – John Gray (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
ACAD 111 – Anselm on Creation as Divine Similitude and the Aesthetic Perception of God
Presenter – Ross D. Inman (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)

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12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)


1:45 - 2:30 pm

ACAD 106 Q/A Session with Holly Ordway

2:40 - 3:30 pm:  Parallel Session VI

ACAD 106 – The Stories that Really Matter: A Narrative Theodicy Presenter – Keith Lindley (Dallas Theological Seminary)
ACAD 109 – Re-Creation: The Power of Poetry and Prose in St. John’s Prologue Presenter – Donald Catchings (Houston Baptist University)
ACAD 111 – Undoing Pilate’s Error: How the Church Washed its Hands of Popular Culture and What We can do about it Presenter – Phil Kallberg (Holy Apostles College and Seminary)     

3:40 - 4:30 pm: Parallel Session VII

ACAD 106 – The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy of Religion: A Lesson from C.S. Lewis Presenter – Emily McCarty (Saint Louis University)
ACAD 109 – Omniscience, Representation, and Aesthetic Communication Presenter – Randy Ridenour (Oklahoma Baptist University)
ACAD 111 – Kant and the Iconoclasts Presenter – John R. Gilhooly (Cedarville University

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4:40 - 5:30 pm: Parallel Session VIII

ACAD 106 – American Superhero Marvels Serving as Religious Interpreters Presenter – David Stackhouse (Navarro College)
ACAD 109 – “For the Beauty of the Earth:” Nature and Art in Regards to God and Creation Presenter – Graham Floyd (Weatherford College)
ACAD 111 – A Comparative Study of the Use of Aristotelian Logic in the Islamic and Christian Religious Traditions Presenter – Richard Chelvan (Weatherford College)

5:45 - 7:15 pm  

Strain Room in the Doss Center

Panel Discussion Banquet (ticket required)


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