The Society for

Philosophy of Religion

2023 Annual Meeting

February 23rd - 25th, 2023

Hyatt Centric Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana


February 23, 2023


8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements


Session I

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

“Practicing Farewell to God“

Scott Davison (Morehead State University)

Commentary: Joshua Horn (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Divine Temporalism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Processions”

Andrew Hollingsworth (Brewton-Parker College) 

Commentary: Brian Austin (Carson Newman University)

Session Chair: Brad Kallenberg (University of Dayton)


Session II


2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

“Why Divine Foreknowledge”

Michael Robinson (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)

Commentary: Ben McCraw (University of South Carolina, Upstate)


3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

"The World is What People Say It Is”

Patrick Horn (Managing Editor; American Political Thought, University of Oklahoma)

Commentary: Brian Birch (Utah Valley State University)

Session Chair: Susan Peppers-Bates (Stetson University)




February 24, 2023


Session III


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

“William Wainwright on Arguing about Religion"

William Hasker (Huntington University)

Commentary:  Ted Poston (University of Alabama)


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Natural Thoughts and Unnatural Oughts: 

Lessing, Wittgenstein, and Contemporary CSR"

Guy Axtell (Radford University)

Commentary: Ron Hall (Stetson University, Emeritus)      

Session Chair: Tim Lytle (Piedmont University)


Session IV

Session Chair: TBD


2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

"Resurrecting the Evidentialist Challenge to Theism”

Ted Poston (University of Alabama)

Commentary: Charity Anderson (Baylor University)

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

“Turning the Image Too Far:
Unlikely Bedfellows, Naturalism and Theism”

Joshua Farris, (Ruhr Universitat of Bochum, Germany)

Commentary: Terrance Tilley (Fordham University)  


7:00 p.m.

Society Dinner and Presidential Address

"Why Reasonable People Differ"

Robert Prevost (Wingate University)


February 25, 2023


Session V

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

'Non-Correspondence: On Hope, Faith, and Truth”

Hartmut von Sass (Humbolt Univ., Berlin/ New School for Research, NYC)

Commentary: Jeffrey Willetts (The John Leland Center for Theological Studies)

Session Chair: Hyun Kim


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Business Meeting


President - Robert Prevost (2018)

Vice-President - Jeffrey Willetts (2019)

Secretary - Brian Birch (2022)

Treasurer - Ben McCraw (2022)

Council Members

Immediate Past President

Brian Birch (2017)
Tim Lytle (2020)

Ted Poston (2021)

Josh Horn (2022)