CFP: Justice and Philosophy of Religion

Submission deadline: July 1, 2019

Conference date(s):
October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
Adorjan Hall, United States

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We invite submissions for the annual graduate student conference at Saint Louis University, October 25-26, 2019. Papers may be on any topic in philosophy of religion, but papers that explore the conference theme will be given preference.

Some questions this topic is meant to explore may include, but are by no means limited to:

What is the nature of divine justice? What is the connection between divine goodness, divine justice, and divine love? What do we owe, as a matter of justice, to God? How does justice play a role in atonement? Is human suffering compatible with divine justice? Is divine hiddennessa challenge to God’s existence? Is gratuitous evil a challenge to God’s existence? What is the relationship between human forgiveness, divine forgiveness, and divine punishment? What is the role of justice, mercy, and forgiveness in philosophy of religion? What is the relationship between divine justice and animal suffering?

To apply, please submit:

(1) A blind-review paper, not exceeding 3500 words in length and

(2) A separate cover letter with your name, academic affiliation, email address, and paper title

to katherine.sweet@slu.eduno later than July 1, 2019. Accepted papers will be notified by August 1, 2019.

Please email Katherine Sweet or Emily McCarty with any questions or concerns.

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