J.P. Moreland (Distinguished Christian Philosopher)

Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

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James Porter Moreland (b. 1948), more commonly known as J. P. Moreland, is a philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist, and the current Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology located in California (1). He leaves behind a lengthy study career which ultimately earned him four degrees. He has a B.S. in chemistry (University of Missouri), a Th.M. in theology (Dallas Theological Seminary), a M.A. in philosophy (University of California-Riverside), and a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Southern California).

Moreland has been named in the list of 50 most influential philosophers, and has received many awards and honors (2). Some these include being awarded fellowship for Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry, University of Colorado (1970), the Rollin Thomas Chafer Award in Christian Apologetics, Dallas Seminary (1978-79), Academic Excellence Award, International School of Theology (1982-83), and others. He was also voted a Member of the Executive Committee for the Society…

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