Truth Matters

October 1, 2019 § Leave a comment


Join us for our tenth annual gathering where we will be exploring the nature of truth.

Dates: November 21-22, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA (San Diego City College, MS140)
Keynote address: David Bentley Hart (Fellow, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study)


November 21, 2019

8:35 am – Welcome and Introductions

9:00-10:30am – Session 1: Truth and Reason

“The Rational Mystics: Bonaventure and Al-Ghazali on Truth and Religious Experience”
– Marina Garner (Boston University, PhD student)

“Nature, Reality and Truth in Brothers Karamazov”
– Glen Graham (Burman University)

10:45-12:15pm – Session 2: Truth and Virtue

“On Not Being a Schwein: Sentimentality and Epistemic Worthiness”
– Ante Jeroncic (Andrews University)

“The Sorites Paradox and Ambiguous Truth: Implications for Church Leadership”
– Gilbert Valentine (LaSierra University)

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Reflections on a Decade of Conversations (Fernando Aranda Fraga, Roy Benton, Abigail Doukhan, Zane Yi)

2:15-3:45 pm – Session 3: Truth and Scripture

“The Truth in God’s Testing of Abraham”
– Arlyn Drew (Andrews University, PhD student)

“Truth and Power in the Fourth Gospel”
– Kendra J. Haloviak (LaSierra University)

4:00-5:30pm – Session 4 – Truth and Beauty

Inaugural James J. Londis & Family Lecture: “A Sense of Style: Beauty and the Christian Moral Life” – David Bentley Hart (Fellow, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study)

Response: Ronald Osborn (LaSierra University)

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

November 22, 2019

3:30pm – Business meeting*

*Meeting will take place at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo C (2nd floor)

Registration:  The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $100 for non-society members and $50 for members. (Pre-register by November 15th to receive a $10 discount. Use the code “veritas”.) Registration can also be completed on-site, but please let us know of your plans to join us by e-mailing us at (Space is limited and priority will be given to society members.)

Annual membership can be renewed here.

The registration fee is waived for conference presenters and those who have already made a contribution to the organization of the conference.

The James J. Londis & Family lecture is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

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

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