25th Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference

Truman will host its 25th annual undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Manuel Chavez, Jr., from Monmouth University. Chavez will present on the topic “Ethics and Anti-Racism” at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact David Murphy at 660.785.7246 or email dgmurphy@truman.edu.

The full schedule of events is listed below.

Nov. 1
Student Union Building Alumni Room

Introduction to the Conference
9 a.m.

Josh McBride (John Brown University): “Karl Barth and the Theology of Vocation”
9:05-9:35 a.m.

Roberto Renteria (Truman State University): “Stigmata: The Holy Wounds to Salvation”
9:40-10:10 a.m.

Blaine Hill (Truman State University): “Trademarked: Why Copyright Infringement Really is Stealing”
10:15-10:45 a.m.

Kari Miller (John Brown University): “The Resurrection of the Body”
10-55-11:25 a.m.

Joelle Axton (Truman State University): “The Lord’s Supper in Light of Paul’s Eschatology: Proclamation and Judgment”
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

12 p.m.
Student Union Building Georgian Room B

Henry Smits Lecture: Dr. Manuel Chávez (Monmouth University):  “Ethics and Anti-Racism”
12:30-1:45 p.m.

Virginia Gallner (University of Nebraska-Omaha): “The Cult of Asherah: Figurehead of a Folk Religion”
2-2:30 p.m.

Scott McEachern (Truman State University):  “Mormonism: An American Success Story”
2:35-3:05 p.m.

Elizabeth Ward (Truman State University): “Inside the Lives of Muslim Women”
3:20-3:50 p.m.

Aaron Potter (University of St. Mary): “Heaven on Earth”
3:55-4:25 p.m.

Garry Moore Soronio (UCLA): “Joseph Ratzinger’s Biblical Hermeneutics of the Creation Narrative”
4:30-5 p.m.
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