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Davison to present lecture on prayer

Davison-250-300.jpgDr. Scott Davison, a professor of philosophy at Morehead State, will present a lecture entitled, “Science, Faith and Answers to Prayer,” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Breckinridge Hall room 002. 
Davison is the author of “Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation,” and the lecture offers an in-depth discussion on some of the ideas presented in the book. In the lecture, Davison will discuss what it means to say that God has answered a prayer and whether there is any way to know that God has answered a prayer. The lecture will provide an overview of some scientific studies claiming to document the efficacy of prayer and some of the limitations of those studies. The lecture will also illustrate some of the difficult theological questions that arise when those teachings are examined in light of the philosophical arguments presented in Davison’s book. 
“I hope the audience takes away an increased appreciation of the philosophical issues involved in the idea of petitionary prayer,” Davison said. 
For more information, contact Davison at or call 606-783-2273. 

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