Nancey Murphy is Senior Professor
of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. She
received the B.A. from Creighton University (philosophy and psychology) in
1973, the Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (philosophy of science) in 1980, and the
Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (theology) in 1987.
Her first book, Theology in
the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell, 1990) won the 1992 American
Academy of Religion award for excellence. She is author of nine other books,
including Anglo-American Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives on
Science, Religion, and Ethics (Westview, 1997); On the Moral Nature of
the Universe: Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics (with G.F.R Ellis, Fortress,
1996); Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? (Cambridge, 2006); and Did
My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on
Moral Responsibility and Free Will (co-authored with Warren Brown, Oxford,
2007). Her most recent book is A Philosophy of the Christian Religion for
the Twenty-First Century (SPCK and WJK, 2018).
She has co-edited twelve volumes,
including (with L. Schultz and R.J. Russell, Brill 2009) Philosophy,
Science, and Divine Action; (with G.F.R. Ellis and T. OConnor, Springer,
2009) Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will; and (with W.
R. Stoeger, Oxford, 2007) Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms,
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.
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