Derek Malone-France

author and educator in philosophy and religion

Derek Malone-France (b. 1952–) is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, school of George Washington University (GW). He is also a founding director of GW's French Embassy Center of Excellence.[1] He is also known for interest in Astrobiology and the potential effects on religion, moderating "Astrobiology & Theology: A Discussion" in 2014 at the "John W. Kluge Center" in the Library of Congress.[2]

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  • Intolerant believers embrace what we may call Calvin's contradiction, after the theologian who, perhaps, most brazenly weds the notions of religious certainty and textual interpretive 'inerrancy' with the directly contradictory notion of humanity's moral and epistemic 'fallenness.' John Calvin's steadfast refusal to consider the implications of his view of human 'depravity' for his own claims regarding the nature and meaning of scripture has conditioned Protestant belief ever since, setting the stage for the flight from anxiety that has helped to push the self-satisfied certainty of many Christians in tragically (and sinfully) aggressive and intolerant directions.
    • Faith, Fallibility, and the Virtue of Anxiety: An Essay in Religion and Political Liberalism (2012), p. 35

References Edit

  1. Derek Malone-France. George Washington University.
  2. (2014) Astrobiology & Theology: A Discussion. (Video) Retrieved from the Library of Congress, [1]