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JP Moreland (Full name: James Porter Moreland) is an American philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist. Currently, he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Additionally, Moreland specializes in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and Christian Philosophy.
His work has been published in journals such as Metaphilosophy and the American Philosophical Quarterly and by presses such as Intervarsity Press, NavPress, Zondervan, Oxford University Press among others. Moreland is a recipient of the Rollin Thomas Chafer Award in Christian Apologetics, Dallas Seminary,
Academic Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.
JP Moreland Age
Moreland was born on March 9, 1948, in the United States. He is 73 years old.
JP Moreland Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Apprx. 1.72 m).
JP Moreland Family
He was born and raised in the United States by his parents. Moreland holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He has, however, not shared information about his parents and/or siblings.
JP Moreland Wife
Moreland is married to his beautiful wife Hope Moreland. Together, the couple shares two children and four grandchildren.
JP Moreland Education
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. Later, Moreland earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy with the highest honors from the University of California, Riverside. Subsequently, he received his Th.M. in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. In 1985, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California.
JP Moreland Biola University
Moreland currently teaches at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute. Previously, he served for eight years as a bioethicist for Personal Care Nursing Homes, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland.
Moreland has debated Clancy Martin over the existence of God. Moreover, he has debated Canadian philosophers Kai Nielsen and Eddie Tabash on whether the supernatural exists. He has been a frequent guest on the PBS television series Closer to Truth. Moreland is a substance dualist and defends libertarian free will and life after death.
He has defended the existence of angels and demons, arguing that he knows they exist due to both personal experience and Christian doctrine. Moreover, he is an old earth creationist who is a critic of fideism.
JP Moreland The Soul
Moreland is the author of the book titled The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters. His work on the soul is an important argument in Christian apologetics. Much has been made out of recent neurological studies that have caused some to deny the soul. Moreland first shows that the arguments for and against the soul are science neutral as they are philosophical in nature.
JP Moreland Books
Moreland has authored or co-authored and edited numerous publications, including:
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
Christianity and the Nature of Science
Scaling the Secular City
Does God Exist?
The Lost Virtue of Happiness
Body and Soul
JP Moreland Net Worth
He serves as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and has served in other organizations. Therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Moreland’s estimated net worth is $3 million.
Who Is JP Moreland
Moreland is an American philosopher, theologian, and Christian apologist. Currently, he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is married to his beautiful wife Hope Moreland.