Tentative and Subject to Change & Additions
Updated 9/15/97. Modifications in green.
Tentative and Subject to Change and Additions
*indicates abbreviated titles for some accepted abstracts
In order to accommodate the greatest number of papers, each presenter in the Concurrent
Sessions will have approximately 30 minutes, followed by a 10 minute question period, and
then 5 minutes for room switching.
October 9th, 1997
| 7:009:00 p.m.
||Plenary Session 1
Alvin Plantinga: "Christian Scholarship: Need"
||Concurrent Session 1
- Dean Gueras: "Rorty & the Postmodern Rejection of Absolute Truth"
- Daniel Seidell: "A Christian Approach to the History of Modern Art"
- Terry B. Elwell: "What is Christian Music?"
- Peter Payne: "Impact of Metaphysical Beliefs on Ethical Claims"
- William Monsma: "Faith and Rationality"
- Michael Corey: "Role of Supernatural Agency in the Modern Scientific Method"*
- Carl Springer: "The Hermeneutics of Innocence & Literary Criticism"
- Harold Delaney & Tim Goldsmith: "Scientific Psychology and Christian
- John Kok: "Differences a Christian Perspective Makes for the Social Sciences"
- Linda Jacobs: "Embarrassing Words in Contemporary Literary
- Rob Lovering: "Is Plantinga Really a Reformed
- Jim Marten: "The Enobling Interchange: Literature as
Incarnation, and Sacrament"
|11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
||Plenary Session 2
Alvin Plantinga: "Christian Scholarship: Nature"
||LUNCH: Banquet at the University Club (main floor)
||Concurrent Session 2
- Jan Thomas: "Teaching Values: Applied Ethics and Moral Literature"
- Larry Harwood: "Christian Perspective on the History of Philosophy"
- Douglas Groothuis: "Christian Scholarship and the Philosophical Analysis
of Cyberspace Technologies"
- Mary Poplin: "Theoretical Assumptions of Religious Work Versus Social Work"*
- Douglas Henry: "A Virtue Ethic for Christian Academics"*
- Gregory Ganssle: "A Doxastic Approach to Christian Scholarship"
- William Cox: "The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom"*
- Kevin Belmonte: "Christians and the Writing of History"
| 3:154:45 p.m.
||Plenary Session 3
George Marsden: "What Difference Christian Perspectives Make for the
||Panel Discussion 1
Panelists: Alvin Plantinga, George Marsden, and other TBN.
||Concurrent Session 3
- Larry Vardiman: "Non-Newtonian Science: A Fear of Scripture"
- Alan Davy: "Rational But Wrong: Thomas Jefferson's Scientific Opinions"
- Jim Stump: "Science, Metaphysics, and Worldviews"*
- Jerry Sherman: "Epistemological Repentance"
- Bill Rocha: "Development of Christian Rhetorical Theory"
- Dennis Miller: "The Christian Perspective and the Pursuit of Knowledge"
- Homer White: "Mathematics and Christian Theism"
- John McIntyre: "The Logical Fallacy Connecting Science to Christian Beliefs"
- Dave Scott: "Reinventing a 'Technology' of Intellectual
Integration: A Historical Case Study"
- H. Malcolm Newton: "Evangelical Scholarship and the Case of
the Urban Underclass"
- Gordon Lewis: "Creationists of the World, Unite"
||Plenary Session 4
William Alston: "Realism and the Christian Faith"
||Lunch (On your own)
||Plenary Session 5
Alvin Plantinga: "Two (or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship"
||Panel Discussion 2
Panelists: William Alston, Alvin Plantinga, and others TBA.
(Party at Dr. Ed Miller's 7:009:30 p.m.)