Professor Richard Swinburne an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford well-known for his work on theology and philosophy. Photo Credits Evan Davis | by Steve Punter | CC BY 2.0 Prof. Steven Lukes| by KorayLoker | CC BY-SA 4.0 Peter Robinson | by the Hoover Institution| CC BY-SA 4.0 Audio Credits Nothing | by Pitx | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
2.29 Hell, the Soul, and Evil with Richard Swinburne
Why believe in hell? What about the soul? This week I interview the one and only Professor Richard Swinburne! He is one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the world and one of the most cited and researched scholars in the world. Swinburne is a Fellow of the British Academy and was Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the …
In this episode of the podcast, I interview Richard Swinburne, one of the most eminent Natural Theologians of all time. Toward the end he gives two arguments for Dualism (roughly the idea that we humans are composed of two substances, one physical and one non-physical). Really interesting interview!To view his portraits and/or watch the interview: http://capturingchristianity.com/my-interview-and-portraits-of-richard-swinburne/To support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/capturingchristianity
podcast 56 – Richard Swinburne on his life and work
In September of 2014 I was privileged to attend a conference in honor of the greatest living natural theologian. For the uninitiated, this is what "natural theology" is (also here). The initiated hold Swinburne in awe because of his writings. Richard Swinburne has produced an unparalleled string of carefully argued, in many cases ground-breaking books in philosophy of religion and in analytic theology (see the links below).Many "big guns" of philosophy of religion came out to present at the conference, and to a person they related how Swinburne had inspired them to think deeply and carefully about various philosophical and theological issues. For my part, his The Christian God was the book that inspired and provoked me to look deeply into the issue of the Trinity. Professor Swinburne has a manly way of taking a stand on hard issues, fashion be damned. You may agree or disagree, but you will think.The conference was called Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne, and it was hosted by Purdue University. On a warm September day-after-the-conference, Professor Swinburne and I sat outside on a bench on Purdue's lovely campus. In this episode, I interview Professor Swinburne about his life and work. How has he been so productive? What advice does he have for aspiring analytic theologians? How has his work influenced academic theology?You can also listen to this episode on Stitcher or iTunes (please subscribe, rate, and review us in either or both – directions here). It is also available on YouTube (scroll down – you can subscribe here). If you would like to upload audio feedback for possible inclusion in a future episode of this podcast, put the audio file here.You can support the trinities podcast by ordering anything through Amazon.com after clicking through one of our links. We get a small % of your purchase, even though your price is not increased. (If you see “trinities” in you url while at Amazon, then we’ll get it.)Next episode: an interview with Professor Swinburne on his views on the Trinity.Links for this episode: Professor Swinburne's home page an encyclopedia entry which partially analyzes his work Conference organizers Dr. Jeffrey Brower and Dr. Michael Bergmann, and the conference website (lecture videos coming soon) Swinburne's books on philosophy of religion and analytic theology The Coherence of Theism (1st edition - 2nd, substantially re-written edition out shortly) The Existence of God, 2nd ed. (kindle) Faith and Reason, 2nd ed. (kindle) The Evolution of the Soul, 2nd ed. (kindle) Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy, 2nd ed. (kindle) Responsibility and Atonement (kindle) The Christian God (kindle) Providence and the Problem of Evil (kindle) Is There a God?, 2nd ed. (kindle) Was Jesus God? (kindle) The Resurrection of God Incarnate (kindle) Mind, Brain, and Free Will (kindle)debates Unbelievable Radio Show / podcast debate with Dr. Bart Ehrman on "God's Problem" - evil and belief in God 2006 debate: Does God exist? vs. R. Joseph Hoffmann 2012 Amsterdam Veritas Forum debate: Is there a God? vs. Herman Philipse 2011 panel discussion: Is there a ghost in the machine?lectures 2011 lecture at Notre Dame - What does the Old Testament mean?2011 Cambridge on Simplicity, Complexity, Science, Dawkins and God 2014 on The Probability of the Resurrection of Jesus2012 Biola interviews on atonement on arguments for God's existence with Dr. Timothy O'Connor on Neuroscience and the Soul on doubt and faith on the future of philosophical theology on the defense of Christian doctrine on creedal Christianity on the "new atheists"Closer to Truth interviews with Robert Kuhn (all of them) arguments for atheism Is God perfect?other interviews 2014 interview by Total Philosophy: part 1, part 2, part 3 2008 Brazil interview by Desiderio Murcho
Today's interview is with Christian philosopher or religion, Richard Swinburne. He is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Over the last 50 years Swinburne has been a proponent of philosophical arguments for the existence of God. He talks about his background, the changes in Christian philosophy in the past decades, the goal for the Christian philosopher, defending and advocating Christianity, his approach to arguing for the existence of God, objections to Christianity, answering the problem of evil & suffering, his advice to Christian defenders, and more.Enjoy.