Christian Philosophy and Its Challenges (2022)

The Institute of Philosophy of the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow organized the 2nd edition of an International Conference dedicated to the problems of Christian Philosophy entitled: Christian Philosophy and its Challenges.
It took place in Kraków, Poland on September 2022, 2022.

Second Edition of our Conference was co-financed by the City of Cracow.

Richard Swinburne invites to the conference
“Christian Philosophy and Its Challenges”:


All conference talks will be available here:

Richard Swinburne (Oxford University), A Christian Theodicy

Keynote Lecture Alexander Pruss (Baylor University), Three Mysteries of the Concrete: Causations, Mind, and Normativity

William Lane Craig (Biola University), Is God’s Moral Perfection Reducible to His Love?

Juan Manuel Burgos (Universidad Villanueva), Christian Philosophy, Christian Philosophers or Christians Making Philosophy? 

Anto Gavrić OP & Marina Novina (University of Zagreb), Philosophy in Dialog with Other Sciences: The Example of Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas (onsite) 
Piotr Mazur (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Wojtyła and Krąpiec: Two Ways of re-empirizing Thomistic Anthropology (onsite) 
 Jason Hyde (Biola University), Kim and the Pairing Problem for Dualism: In Defense of a Thomistic Dualist Substance Ontology of Agent Causation (online)

Antti Piilola (University of Helsinki), Embracing the Unknowable: Paradigm of Ineffability (onsite) 
Evelina Deyneka (University Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis), “B’TSELEM ELOHIM”, or Some Intermediate Results of Ongoing Monkey Trial: Is Contemporary Christian Philosophy Condemned to be Apophatic? (onsite)  
Andrzej Waleszczyński (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw), The Idea of Legal Indissolubility of Marriage (onsite)

Daniel Spencer (University of St Andrews), Athens and Jerusalem Redux: Nous, Theoria, and the Contemplative Ideal (online) 
Anna Zhrykova (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Boethius’ Person in its Theoretical Context: What Does it Say, if Anything? (onsite) 
Neal DeRoo (The King’s University), From Worldviews to Spirituality: Sketching a Task for Christian Philosophy (onsite)

Thomas J. Gentry (Carolina University), The Choosing Person: Human Dignity and Self-Determination in St. John Paul II’s Personalism (online) 
Wojciech Szczerba (Evangelical School of Theology/University of Cambridge), The Concept of Apokatastasis as a Symbol of Human Equality (onsite) 
Jueun Moon (Institute for Christian Studies), Love in the Time of Kho(le)ra: Desire-Movement of Faith, Hope, and Love for Ontogenesis in Khora (onsite) 

Cody C. Warta (University of St Andrews), On Rigid Designation and the Baptism of God: Can Philosophers Successfully Refer to the Christian God? (online) 
Tymoteusz Mietelski (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), The Search for the Truth Everywhere as a Feature of Christian Philosophy in the Views of Paolo Valori (onsite) 
Michaël Bauwens (ETF Leuven), Philosophizing in Mary: the Test Case of Anselm’s Argument (online)

Jakub Pruś (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow) & Marcin Będkowski (Warsaw University), How Christian Philosophers Can Improve Their Arguments? Logical Culture vs. Critical Thinking (onsite) 
Zyra Fernandez Lentija (University of Asia and the Pacific), Christian Philosophy Today: A Grounded Transmission of One’s Experience in, of, and with the Truth (onsite) 
T. Parker Haratine (University of St Andrews), Teleology, Original Sin, and Guilt: A Constructive Proposal (online) 
James Bernard Murphy (Dartmouth College), The Quest for Perfection: Deification in Athens and in Jerusalem (online) 

Adam Cebula (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw), Christian Ethics of War. Starting from Scratch or Going Back to Where We Have Been? (onsite) 
Jarosław Kucharski (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Can War Be Justified? – Christian Ethics in Front of Serious Challenge (onsite) 
Jiří Baroš (Masaryk University in Brno), Christian Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Authority (onsite) 

Alex Gillham (St. Bonaventure University), Theodicy, the Counterfactual Comparative Account (CCA) of Harm, and Unnecessary Suffering (online) 
Jaeha Woo (Claremont School of Theology), On the Need for Distinctive Christian Moral Psychologies: How Kant Can Figure into Christian Ethics Today (online)
Szilvia Finta (Eötvös Loránd University), New perspectives for philosophy. Suggestions for the Approach on How to Read the Holy Scripture as a Philosophical Work (onsite) 

Jon Kelly (University of St Andrews), Demarcating the Relation between Christian Philosophy and Analytic Theology? (online) 
Alena Bischoff (University of Augsburg), Do We Need a Better Conception of God? – The Problems that Euteleology Tries to Solve (online) 
Joshua Smith (Rice University), God’s Nature and Goodness (online)

Ján Tomaštík (Masaryk University in Brno), Political Perfectionism as a Matter of Justice (online) 
Marcin Podbielski (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Animal Rationale and the State of War: An Exercise in Metaphysics (onsite)  
Mark J. Boone (Hong Kong Baptist University), How to Be a Baptist Philosopher (online)

Piotr Sikora (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Attention as Prayer (onsite) 
Gregor Schäfer (University of Basel/Padua), Immanence, Transcendence, and Eschatology. Reflections on the Process of Secularization (online) 
Philip Goff (Durham University), Christian Faith in a Pluralist World (online) 

Adam Świeżyński (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw), Religion and Science in the View of Walenty F. Wojno-Jasieniecki. An Input to the Discussion on the Status and Role of Christian Philosophy (onsite) 
Barbara Ćuk (University of Zagreb), Let’s Meet Christian Women Philosophers from the Past! (online) 
Maciej Jemioł (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow), Complicated Pop-cultural Legacy of figura Christi. Mythologisation of the Christ Narrative in the Context of the Current Christian Philosophy (onsite) 
Przemysław A. Lewicki (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Calvin’s Brain: What Lies Ahead for Theological Determinism and Christian Philosophy in General in Light of Recent Developments in Neurosciences (onsite)