Lecture for the Center for Research in Science (CRIS)
@ Azusa Pacific University

"Lessons from the Philosophy of Science on the
Perceptions and Practice of Science"
Richard Knopp, Ph.D.

This page will offer information about the lecture given for the Center for Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The lecture is a part of the Science, Faith, and Culture series for 2011-2012.

The lecture was presented in the Los Angeles Pacific College Board Room at the Turner Campus Center at Azusa's East Campus (901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA) at 6:30 p.m.

For the lecture HANDOUT, click HERE. A VIDEO of the lecture is available through iTunes-U HERE.

Dr. Rich Knopp is Professor of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics at Lincoln Christian University where he has taught since 1983. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois, an M.A. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, an M.Div. from Lincoln Christian University, and a B.A. from St. Louis Christian College. His M.A. thesis was on "Karl Popper's Concept of Rationality in Science" and his Ph.D. dissertation was titled "Religious Belief and the Problems of Cognitivity and Commitment: A Reappraisal Based on Contemporary Philosophy of Science."

He has presented papers dealing with science and Christian concerns for the Wheaton Theology Conference, the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Association, Manhattan Christian College, Western Illinois University, and the "Faith, Science, and Medicine" continuing education seminar for the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine and the Christian Medical and Dental Socity. He also received a $10,000 prize from the John Templeton Foundation for developing an award-winning new course on the relationship between science and religion called "Science & Theology: Problems, Perspectives, and Possibilities."

Dr. Knopp teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on worldviews, ethics, logic, Christianity and science, philosophy, and apologetics at Lincoln. For over ten years, he has also been the grant-writer and program director for WorldViewEyes--an LCU program that has received over $1 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment. Multimedia presentations produced by WorldViewEyes have been attended by over 65,000 in 20 states and Canada. He is currently working a book called Loving God with Your Worldview.

Dr. Rich Knopp, Professor of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics, Lincoln Christian University - Lincoln, Illinois. For more biographical info, click here.


Handout & Resources

Lecture Outline Handout (with a list of book and website resources).

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(Summaries of questions and answers given during the lecture Q&A period may also be added in the future.)

For a list of other presentations, click HERE.