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Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. She received her B.A. from Creighton University (philosophy and psychology) in 1973, a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (philosophy of science) in 1980, and in 1987 received a Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (theology). Her research interests focus on the role of modern and postmodern philosophy in shaping Christian theology, on relations between theology and science, and on relations among philosophy of mind, neuroscience, and Christian anthropology.

Dr. Murphy is a highly sought-after speaker on the relationship between theology and science. She serves on the board of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley and is a member of the Planning Committee for conferences on science and theology sponsored by the Vatican Observatory. Murphy’s first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, received awards from the Templeton Foundation and the American Academy of Religion. Her most recent publications are Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms, Persons (2007) and Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? (2006), Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (co-authored with Warren Brown). Murphy serves as an editorial advisor for Theology and Science and Theology Today.

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