I retired 9 or 10 years ago having taught in the Philosophy Department at the University of Melbourne since 1976, but still participate in philosophical research and discussion there. Most of my academic publications for the past 20-25 years have been on issues to do with the truth and rationality of theism; these have included my book God, the Best, and Theism (OUP 2008). Alongside my philosophical work, I have had long involvement in leadership roles in churches and other Christian organisations in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. Since 1976 I have been a member of St Jude’s Anglican Church Carlton; my three children, now adults, were all baptised there.
Description: This talk tackles philosophical objections to theism, arising from obvious truths about suffering and human wrongdoing. It illustrates how Christians can use specialised critical thinking skills to assess such objections and reply to them.