Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lectures: Harold Netland

Religions and Cultures in a Globalizing World
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
2 October 2008 (Thursday)

Globalization and Religious Pluralism
7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
3 October 2008 (Friday)

Toward an Evangelical Theology of Religions
9 am - 12 noon
4 October 2008 (Saturday)

Dr Netland will deliver three public lectures at Singapore Bible College, Worship Hall, Block 7.

Local and regional scholars such as Dr Natee Tanchanpongs from Bangkok Bible Seminary, Dr Terry Larm from Baptist Theological Seminary, Singapore, Dr Bernard Low from SBC, and Dr Ng Kam Weng from Kairos Research Centre, Malaysia, have been invited as a panel to dialogue with the speaker on his subject.

Harold A. Netland is professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies and the Naomi A. Fausch chair of missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Dr. Netland received the Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies and history from Biola College, and then earned the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School, where he studied under Professor John Hick. He has done postdoctorate work at the International Christian University (Tokyo), where he studied Japanese language and culture, and at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied theology and missions. Dr. Netland's areas of expertise include religious pluralism, epistemology of religion, apologetics, and missions in East Asia.

Dr. Netland's published works include Dissonant Voices: Religious Pluralism and the Question of Truth, Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission, and Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (coedited with Craig Ott, 2006), as well as numerous articles in such journals as Religious Studies, Faith and Philosophy, and Missiology. He also coedited Christianity and the Religions (William Carey Library, 1996).

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