The past 50 years have been an enormously fruitful period in the field of philosophy of religion, and few have done more to advance its development than Richard Swinburne. His pioneering work stands out for its remarkable breadth and systematic engagement with issues in both natural theology (dealing with what can be known about God and his relation to the world independently of any particular religious tradition or revelation) and philosophical theology (reflecting critically on the doctrines associated with particular religious traditions).
In honor of Swinburne's influential work and career, we will be hosting a conference at Purdue University on September 25-27, 2014, the year of his 80th birthday. The conference will bring together leading figures in philosophy of religion to present new essays on natural theology and philosophical theology that critically engage and develop the ideas and methods that Swinburne has helped to establish.
The conference is organized by Michael Bergmann and Jeffrey Brower of the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University and sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, the Center for Philosophy of Religion (University of Notre Dame), and the Society of Christian Philosophers.