Sep 17
Puzzles of Petitionary Prayer

Puzzles of Petitionary Prayer

Presented by Wheaton College at Blanchard Hall, Room 339

The Wheaton College Department of Philosophy presents “Puzzles of Petitionary Prayer,” a lecture by Dr. Scott Davison. This will be the first lecture in the department’s 2019-20 Philosophy Speaker Series.

What does it mean to say that God has answered a prayer? This turns out to be a complicated question. What is the purpose of petitionary prayer? Can we ever know that God has answered our prayers? What is the relationship between faith and petitionary prayer? These questions and others will be addressed from the perspective of philosophy and Christian theology.

Dr. Scott A. Davison is Professor of Philosophy at Morehead State University and the author of Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation(Oxford University Press, 2017) and On the Intrinsic Value of Everything (Continuum Press, 2012). He also serves as the associate editor for Faith and Philosophy (the journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers) and the book review editor for the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 

This event is free and open to the public and will take place in Blanchard Hall, Room 339, located at 501 College Ave. in Wheaton. For more information, contact Amy Park at 630.752.5040 or

Admission Info

Free Admission.

Phone: 630.752.5040

Dates & Times

2019/09/17 - 2019/09/17

Location Info

Blanchard Hall, Room 339

501 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187