DAY 1(4 February)í@DAY 2 (5 February)í@DAY 3 (6 February)

Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Opening Ceremony
09:00 íV 09:15

Welcome Speeches

Prof. NG Ching Fai
President and Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Prof. Kelly James CLARK
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Calvin College, USA

Prof. KANG Phee Seng
Director, Centre for Sino-Christian Studies; Head and Professor,
Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

09:15 íV 09:30 Photo-taking / Coffee Break
Keynote Speech
09:30 íV 10:15 Could There be a Scientific Explanation of Human Consciousness?
Richard SWINBURNE, University of Oxford, UK
10:15 íV 10:45 Discussion
10:45 íV 11:05 Coffee Break
Session 1 Natural Theology I
11:05 íV 11:30

Natural Signs of GodíŽs Reality
C. Stephen EVANS, Baylor University, USA

11:30 íV 11:55

PlantingaíŽs Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism Revisited
XU Yingjin, Fudan University, Shanghai

11:55 íV 12:25 Discussion
12:25 íV 14:00 Lunch

Session 2 Natural Theology II

14:00 íV 14:25

How Skeptical is Skeptical Theism?
Edward WIERENGA, University of Rochester, USA

14:25 íV 14:50

Some Reflections on John SchellenbergíŽs Argument for Atheism from Divine íąHiddenessíŽ
Mark Robert WYNN, University of Exeter, UK

14:50 íV 15:20 Discussion
15:20 íV 15:40 Coffee Break
Session 3 Natural Theology III
15:40 íV 16:05

Elements of the Argument from Fine-Tuning
CHENG Lian, Peking University, Beijing

16:05 íV 16:30

Theism, Naturalism, and the Fine-Tuning Design Argument
CHAN Kai Yan, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

16:30 íV 17:00 Discussion
17:30 íV 20:00 Dinner

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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Session 4 Natural Theology IV
09:00 íV 09:25

A New Look at AnselmíŽs Ontological Argument
Lynne Rudder BAKER, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

09:25 íV 09:50

Reflection on the Modal Ontological Argument for GodíŽs Existence
ZHANG Lifeng, Nanjing University, Nanjing

09:50 íV 10:20 Discussion
10:20 íV 10:40 Coffee Break
Session 5 Issues in Philosophy of Religion I
10:40 íV 11:05 Two (or Maybe One and a Half) Cheers for Perfect Being Theology
William J. WAINWRIGHT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
11:05 íV 11:30

Reformed Epistemology and the Cognitive Science of Religion
Kelly James CLARK, Calvin College, USA

11:30 íV 12:00 Discussion
12:00 íV 14:00 Lunch
Session 6 Issues in Philosophy of Religion II
14:00 íV 14:25

Richard Dawkins Against God
Jerome GELLMAN, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

14:25 íV 14:50

Could KantíŽs Jesus be God?
Stephen PALMQUIST, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

14:50 íV 15:20 Discussion
15:20 íV 15:40 Coffee Break
Session 7 Issues in Philosophy of Religion III
15:40 íV 16:05

Liturgical Philosophy
Andrew CHIGNELL, Cornell University, USA

16:05 íV 16:30

The Puzzle of Petitionary Prayer
Frances HOWARD-SNYDER, Western Washington University, USA

16:30 íV 17:00 Discussion
17:30 íV 20:00 Dinner

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Friday, 6 February 2009
Session 8 Philosophy of Religion and Cross-Cultural Dialogue I
09:00 íV 09:25

Religious Experience in a Multicultural Context
KWAN Kai Man, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

09:25 íV 09:50

Philosophy of Religion in a Multicultural Context
Victoria HARRISON, University of Glasgow, UK

09:50 íV 10:15

Truth Claims and Religious Dialogue: From Common Ground to Genuine Respect for Others
KANG Phee Seng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

10:15 íV 11:00 Discussion
11:00 íV 11:20 Coffee Break
Session 9 Philosophy of Religion and Cross-Cultural Dialogue II
11:20 íV 11:45

The Double-Movement Model of Forgiveness in Buddhist and Christian Rituals
Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College, USA

11:45 íV 12:10

The Life Principle: A Comparative Study of the Catholic and the This-World Buddhist Perspective on Abortion
NG Yau Nang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

12:10 íV 12:40 Discussion
12:40 íV 14:00 Lunch
Session 10 Philosophy of Religion and Cross-Cultural Dialogue III
14:00 íV 14:25

A Moorean-Wittgensteinian Approach to the Metaphysics of Dao
Jonathan CHAN, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

14:25 íV 14:50

Virtue and Joy in the Philosophy of Wang Yangming (1472-1529)
David W. TIEN, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:50 íV 15:20 Discussion
15:20 íV 15:40 Coffee Break
Plenary Session
15:40 íV 16:40 Plenary Discussion
16:40 íV 17:00 Closing Remarks
17:30 íV 20:00 Dinner