Willson-Addis Lecture

Willson-Addis Lecture

“What Christian Ministers Should Know About Science, and Why It Matters to the Churches”
Tuesday, February 25 | 11:00am | Paul Powell Chapel

Guest Photo Dr. Nancey Murphy
Senior Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary

Nancey Murphy, PhD, ThD, is the senior professor of Christian philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is the author of ten books and the co-editor of twelve. Her first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell, 1990) won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in 1992. Others include Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (with W. S. Brown, Oxford University Press, 2007) and Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will (with G. F. R. Ellis and T. O’Connor, eds. Springer, 2009). Her most recent is A Philosophy of the Christian Religion for the Twenty-first Century (SPCK, 2018).


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About the Willson-Addis Lecture
This lectureship recognizes the Willsons and their daughter, Oragene Willson Addis, and examines practical Christianity. The lecturer may be from any branch of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Past presenters of the Willson-Addis Lectures at Truett Seminary have been:

  • Luke Powery (2018-2019)
  • Amos Yong (2017-2018)
  • Neville Callam (2016-2017)
  • Rodney Reeves (2015-2016)
  • Daniel Aleshire (2014-15)
  • Ellen Davis (2013-14)
  • Andrew Purves (2012-13)
  • Kimlyn Bender (2011-12)
  • Kenda Creasy Dean (2010-11)
  • Philip Jenkins (2009-10)
  • David Augsberger (2008-09)
  • John Sanders (2007-08)
  • James D.G. Dunn (2006-07)
  • David Bebbington (2005-06)
  • Glen Harold Stassen (2004-05)
  • Ellen Charry (2003-2004)
  • Richard Hays (2002-03)
  • Stanley J. Grenz (2001-02)
  • Ronald Sider (2000-01)
  • Robin Lovin (1999-00)
  • Diana Garland (1998-99)
  • Dallas Willard (1997-98)
  • Thomas Oden (1996-97)

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