Theological Guest: Dr. Nancey Murphy
Do We Have Souls? Perspectives from Theology and Science

March 15-16, 2016

Tuesday, March 15

  • From Catholic Body-Soul Dualist to Anabaptist Physicalist
    11:45 am–12:15 pm • Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Do Mennonites Have Souls? Biblical and Theological Issues
    1:30 –3:00 pm • Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount

Wednesday, March 16

  • Do Humans Have Minds? Scientific and Philosophical Issues
    10:15–11:30 am • Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount
  • No Souls, No Ministry? Some Ways Ahead for Anabaptists
    1:30 –3:00 pm • Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount

The lectureship is free and open to the public.

About Nancey Murphy

 Dr. Nancey Murphy is Senior Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. She received the B.A. from Creighton University (philosophy and psychology) in 1973, the PhD from U.C. Berkeley (philosophy of science) in 1980, and the ThD from the Graduate Theological Union (theology) in 1987.

Her first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell, 1990) won the American Academy of Religion award for excellence. She is author of nine other books including On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics (Fortress, 1996; co-authored with George Ellis), and Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (Oxford University, 2007; co-authored with Warren Brown). She has co-edited twelve books, as well.

Her research interests focus on the role of modern and postmodern philosophy in shaping Christian theology; on relations between theology and science; and relations among neuroscience, philosophy of mind, and Christian anthropology.

Nancey Murphy, AMBS Theological GuestDr. Nancey Murphy is a philosophical theologian whose work focuses on the relationship between theology and the sciences, including neurosciences, cosmology, postmodern philosophy and Anabaptist theology.

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