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11-20-2006


Dr. Robinson speaks at second Phi Alpha Theta lecture

 


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Dr. Mike Robinson spoke for this year’s second Phi Alpha Theta lecture on November 16th in the Bennett Auditorium. His topic was “Charting the Waters of Theological Determinism,” and he gave an overview and the case against the belief in theological determinism.

Theological determinism is the belief that God has pre-ordained all events in the world. John Calvin is often credited for originating this belief; and it is popularly known as Calvinism, but, as Robinson told his audience, Calvin actually got his ideas from Augustine.

Robinson is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at University of the Cumberlands. He earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, and his graduate degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He is a member of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers, the American Philosophical Association and the Society of Christian Philosophers.