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Oxford scholar to discuss the Resurrection, philosophy, faith

October 12, 2010

Professor Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne, one of the world’s leading philosophers, authors and scholars of theology and philosophy, will deliver a guest lecture titled “How to Assess the Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel.

“Richard Swinburne is one of the most important philosophers alive today. There’s no question about it,” says Charles Hughes, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Philosophy and Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College. “He changed the landscape of philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion in many ways.”

Professor Swinburne’s Wednesday talk caps off a visit that included other appearances at Chapman University, including with two undergraduate classes taught by Dr. Hughes, for whom Professor Swinburne was a doctoral supervisor at Oxford University. Professor Swinburne met with the Freshman Foundations course “The Christ of History and the Jesus of Faith” and the upper-division philosophy course “Religion, Knowledge and Evil.”

“He’s a wonderful person, devoted to the philosophical enterprise itself and to helping others to think through very important philosophical and religious questions and issues,” Dr. Hughes said.

Professor Swinburne was Nolloth Professor of Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oxford University. He is the author of many books on the nature and justification of religious beliefs and other areas of philosophy, including the philosophy of mind and epistemology.

Copies of Richard Swinburne’s recent books, Is There a God? and Was Jesus God?, will be available for purchase at the event. He will be holding a book signing at the conclusion of his lecture. For additional information, please contact Dr. Hughes at the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies 714-997-6636.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mark Kreyche permalink
    October 13, 2010 12:24 am

    The resurrection of Jesus Christ is arguably the central and most important event of all recorded human history. Any seeker of truth should be drawn to this event. Thank you Dr. Hughes and CU for making this talk possible. Welcome Professor Swinburne.

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