Tag: Forming a Christian mind

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

Engaging the Secular University by Julian Rivers

In his plenary lecture to the Forming A Christian Mind 2014 conference, Prof Julian Rivers examines the idea of a secular university. The vast majority of British academics work in institutions which are, or which they assume to be, ‘secular’. Sometimes that assumption is expressed in ways hostile to Christian contributions to the scholarly enterprise. […]

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Physics Seminar by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS

Physics Seminar by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS

Physics Seminar at Forming a Christian Mind Conference by Prof Russell Cowburn FRS.

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One Cheer for Presuppositionalism by Dr Tom Simpson

One Cheer for Presuppositionalism by Dr Tom Simpson

Dr Tom Simpson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.  This seminar explores the nature of Christian philosophy: Is there such a thing? What are its tasks? What are its sources? It uses the American movement known as ‘Presuppositionalism’ as a largely cautionary case study.

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Faith-based Philosophical Aesthetics by Dr Adrienne Chaplin

Faith-based Philosophical Aesthetics by Dr Adrienne Chaplin

Dr Adrienne Chaplin taught philosophical aesthetics and is co-author of Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts (IVP Academic, 2011). This seminar explores how a faith based philosophical aesthetics may shed light on the role and nature of art in a time of shifting meaning.

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Seeking truth in academia by Dr David Vosburg

Seeking truth in academia by Dr David Vosburg

Dr David Vosburg is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. In his seminar at the Jubilee Centre Forming a Christian Mind Conference, he addresses the topic, ‘Seeking truth in academia: the importance of community, compatibility, and creativity’.

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The Beginning of Wisdom by Guy Brandon

The Beginning of Wisdom by Guy Brandon

I’ve been asked to speak briefly on the subject of forming a Christian mind as an introduction to this conference. I’d like to do that with reference to two things. The first is the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs is about acquiring Wisdom; not in a solely intellectual capacity as we often understand the word, but […]

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