Nancey Murphy joined the Fuller faculty in 1989 and serves as professor of Christian philosophy. She is highly sought as a speaker at national and international conferences on philosophy and the relationship between theology and science. Murphy serves on the board of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Murphy’s first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, received the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence. Most recently she co-edited Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will (2009). Other recent books include include: Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (co-authored with Warren Brown, 2007); Physics and Cosmology: Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil (co-edited with Robert Russell and William Stoeger, SJ, 2007); Evolution and Emergence: Systems, Organisms, Persons (co-edited with William Stoeger, SJ, 2007); and Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? (2006).
Murphy serves as an editorial advisor for numerous publishers and journals. She is a research professor at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.
ET849/549 Theology and Science of Virtue
PH514 Topics in Philosophy of Religion
PH530 Anglo-American Postmodernity
PH833/533 Sources of Modern Atheism
PH835/535 Science, Philosophy, and Christian Anthropology
PH543 Philosophical Issues in Theology and Science
PH548/TH806 Theological Uses of Postmodern Philosophy
PH852/552 Methods in Philosophy
PH560 Philosophical Ethics
PH802 Portraits of Human Nature
PH852 Methods in Philosophy
PH861/561 Readings in Alasdair MacIntyre
ST829 Theological Method
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Anglo-American postmodern philosophy, theology and science,
philosophy of mind, Christian anthropology, and neuroscience
Dr. Murphy's CV