Flourishing: Adventism and the Good Life

September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment


Join us for our seventh annual symposium as we explore the nature and possibility of “the good life” in the 21st century.

*Presentations will be streamed on our Facebook page.

Dates: November 17-18, 2016

Location: San Antonio, TX – The Emily Morgan Hotel (Library)

Keynote address: Niels-Erik Andreasen (Andrews University, retired)


November 17, 2016

8:30am – Welcome and Introduction

“Witness to a Life Worth Living”
– Aleksandar S. Santrac (Washington Adventist University)

9:00-10:30am – Session 1: Liberalism and the Good Life

“Toward a Theological Ethics of Democratic Flourishing and Virtue”
– Yi Shen Ma (Claremont School of Theology, Ph.D. candidate)

“Religious Liberty, Natural Rights, and Human Flourishing”
– Gary V. Wood (Andrews University)

10:30-12:00pm – Session 2:  Authenticity and the Good Life

“Flourishing and Expressive Individualism”
– Ronald E. Osborn (Association of Peripatetic Philosophers)

“Foucault, Truthfulness, and Flourishing”
– Ante Jerončić (Andrews Theological Seminary)

12:00-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-3:00pm – Session 3: Secularism and the Good Life

“Despicable Me: Defeating Flourishing Egoism”
– Marina F. Garner (Boston University, Ph.D. student)

“Humanism(s), Flourishing, and Grace”
– Charles Scriven (Association of Adventist Forums)

3:00-5:00pm – Session 4

Keynote Address: Niels-Erik Andreasen


5:30pm – Dinner followed by casual after dinner discussion of papers

November 18, 2016

3:30pm – Business meeting*

*Meeting will take place at a different location

Registration: Please register by e-mailing adventistphilosophy@gmail.com. The registration fee is $50 for non-society members and $25 for members. Payments can be made here or at the conference, but please register by sending us an e-mail. (Space is limited and priority will be given to society members.) The fee is waived for conference presenters and those who have already made a contribution to the organization of the conference.

Accommodations: Conference participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, and transportation.

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