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J.P. Moreland

J.P. Moreland

James Porter Moreland (born March 9, 1948), better known as J. P. Moreland, is an American philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist. He presently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Argument from consciousness for the existence of God

See also: Atheism and consciousness

The argument from consciousness is an argument for the existence of God based on the problems consciousness poses for the atheistic worldview. The best-known defender of the argument from consciousness is J.P. Moreland. See: Atheism and consciousness

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded fellowship for Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry, University of Colorado (1970).
  • Rollin Thomas Chafer Award in Christian Apologetics, Dallas Seminary (1978–79).
  • Academic Excellence Award, International School of Theology (1982–83).
  • Winner of the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Lakin School of Religion, Liberty University, (1988–89).
  • Elected as a Member of the Executive Committee for the Society of Christian Philosophers, (1997–99).
  • Fellow of the Center for the Renewal of Science & Culture, Discovery Institute. (2000–present)[1]
  • Winner of the Robert Fischer Faculty Member of the Year Award, Biola University,(1998–99).[2]
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Philosophia Christi, (1999 to 2003).
  • Member of the Executive Committee for the Evangelical Philosophical Society (1999-2003, 2006 to present).
  • Fellow of the Wilberforce Forum, 2001 to present.


  • 'Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity (1987)
  • Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Examination (1989)
  • The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Time (with Norman Geisler, 1990)
  • Does God Exist?: The Debate Between Atheists and Theists (with atheist philosopher Kai Nielsen, 1990)
  • The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for An Intelligent Designer (1994)
  • Love Your God With All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul (1997)
  • Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis of Ethics (with Scott Rae, 2000)
  • Naturalism: A Critical Analysis (co-editor with William Lane Craig, 2000)
  • Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview (with William Lane Craig, 2003)
  • Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit's Power (2007)
  • Consciousness and the Existence of God (2009)
  • The Recalcitrant Imago Dei (2009)
  • The God Question: An Invitation to a Life of Meaning (2009)

External links

Incoherence/inconsistency of naturalism:

4 part series by Dr. J.P. Moreland


  1. J.P. Moreland. Retrieved on January 14, 2014.
  2. J.P. Moreland. Retrieved on January 14, 2014.