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Ray VanArragon

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VanArragon explores the ways Christians ought to deal with religious diversity and disagreement about moral and political issues. His interests also include philosophy of religion, skepticism about religious claims, free will, and moral responsibility.

Started at Bethel

2005

Education

  • Calvin College - B.A., 1995
  • University of Notre Dame - Ph.D., 2002

Biography

I have been interested in philosophy for as long as I can remember, but I decided to major in philosophy and pursue a career in the subject during my freshman year in college. Issues in philosophy of religion were the ones that initially pulled me in, and those concerns have motivated my study of various subjects in philosophy since then. For example, in graduate school at Notre Dame I wrote my dissertation on skepticism. The official topic was skepticism about sense perception and the like, but it was and remains skepticism about religious claims that has motivated my interest in the subject. These days I most enjoy spending time with my family—my wife Janel and our children Caleb and Kathryn. We enjoy reading books, playing games, going for walks, and playing golf (and in the winter, playing hockey).

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

President, Faculty Senate, Bethel University College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of expertise

VanArragon explores the ways Christians ought to deal with religious diversity and disagreement about moral and political issues. His interests also include philosophy of religion, skepticism about religious claims, free will, and moral responsibility.

Website

https://bethelphilosophyblog.blogspot.com