<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 20/07/2017 14:34:05)<br><br>(For other versions of this Note, see the <a href="#LiveVersion">tables at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>See my <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1157_41728000.htm">Christian page</A><SUP>1</SUP> and onward links from there for an explanation of how I got in to and out of evangelical Christianity. This is still a live issue for me, and the reason I originally undertook formal philosophical training. </li><li>The connection to my current philosophical researches arises from the standard religious hope that resurrection  or some other form of post-mortem survival  is possible. This is a cornerstone of religious claims and expectations, at least in the Abrahamic religions, from those of suicide bombers to those of more pacific persons. I wish to go back to the considerations that originally motivated Locke and research the metaphysical possibility of resurrection for beings such as us. My current opinion is that resurrection for human beings is <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_519_2">metaphysically impossible</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_519_2"></A>, given that substance dualism is false. </li><li>In late September 2010 I took the <B><a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_945_40530500.htm">Philosophy of Religion</A><SUP>3</SUP></B> Module of a 2-year part time MA in <em>Philosophy and Religion</em> at Heythrop College (<a name="W235W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>), University of London. Follow the links for my <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_937_40530500.htm">Personal Statement</A><SUP>4</SUP>, <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_9/Notes_938_40394299.htm">Interview Write-up</A><SUP>5</SUP>, and <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_944_40530500.htm">Course Outline</A><SUP>6</SUP>. I decided not to proceed with the MA but do intend to follow up on the many issues raised.</li><li>During 2016 I assisted with the Appendices of my friend s PhD Thesis on the Narrative Structure of the Acts of the Apostles, building a website. See <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21759.htm">Mansell (Peter) - Bottom Up Reading of Acts</A>". </li></ul><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress during April  June 2017</B></U><ol type="1"><li>As previously reported, I ve decided to down-prioritise my planned activities on this project for the time being, despite its intrinsic importance. There s just no time for it if I want to make progress on my Thesis, Website and Bridge.</li><li>I planned only 1 hour / week for this quarter, and just about achieved that.</li><li>Consequently, I spent only 13 hours on this project in 2Q17 (30 hours YTD, where by  YTD  Year to Date  I mean the academic year commenced in October 2016). That s 98% of the already diminutive planned effort (57% YTD). Overall, 2% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 2% YTD)  as against 2% planned (3% YTD).</li><li>There were no real highlights this quarter, just some discussions with friends, an entertaining bit of philosophy of religion from Somerset Maugham, and some papers associated with <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6484.htm">Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)</A>". </li><li>Further details of activity in the last quarter are given below:- </li></ol><BR><b><u>Religion</u></b> (Total Hours = 4.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22351.htm">Burton (Tara Isabella) - What is a cult?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6515.htm">Chistensen (Scott) - What about Free Will?: Reconciling Our Choices with God's Sovereignty</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22229.htm">Purzycki (Benjamin Grant) - Inside the mind of God</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22331.htm">Shapiro (Lawrence) - A drop in the sea</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: The Judgement Seat (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21756.htm">Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories</A>"</li></ul><br><a name = "Religion Background"></A> <BR><b><u>Project 4: Religion Background</u></b> (Total Hours = 8.25)<ol type="1"><li><b>Religion Background - Admin</b><ul type="disc"><li>1Q17 Status Reports (0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15405.htm">Admin - Religion - Admin</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Religion Background - Discussions</b> (Total Hours = 7.75)<ul type="disc"><li>Interaction - Discussion with Dan (0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_16/PaperSummary_16445.htm">Interaction - Religion - Discussions</A>"</li><li>Interaction - Discussions with Mike & Sylvia (3 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12896.htm">Interaction - Discussion with Mike</A>"</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12467.htm">Interaction - Discussions with Pete</A>" (3.75 hours)</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22230.htm">Todman (Theo) - Gay Marriage</A>" (0.5 hours)</li></ul></li></ol><BR><U><B>Plans for the Near Future</B></U> <ol type="1"><li><b>Philosophy of Religion</b>: Read <a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6294.htm">Antony (Louise M.) - Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life</A>".</li><li><B>Resurrection</B>: Continue with <a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6418.htm">Alter (Michael J.) - The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry</A>".</li><li><b>Background</b>: Read appropriate items from <a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6484.htm">Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)</A>". </li></ol><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress to Date</B></U><BR><BR>I ve hived off the history to a separate <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_823_40530832.htm">document</A><SUP>7</SUP>, which still requires a major update.</P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_519_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_519_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Or if not strictly impossible  rather unlikely, as the candidates for enabling some sort of physical continuity  from luz bones to  corpse swapping  have multiple problems. </li><li>However, there are some interesting ideas by <a name="23"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/Z/Author_Zimmerman (Dean).htm">Dean Zimmerman</A>, most recently in <a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19031.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited</A>", that argue the contrary. </li></ul> <BR> <a name="LiveVersion"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Live Version of this Archived Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">06/07/2018 18:56:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5570</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 65)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">10/04/2017 23:38:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3901</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42835985.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2017 20:18:14</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3916</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42749846.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4006</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42657927.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">21/07/2016 16:12:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4863</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42572675.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2016 23:19:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5270</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42465972.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/01/2016 00:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5011</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42376041.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2015 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4343</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42284019.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2015 23:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4355</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42187967.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2015 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">23/04/2015 21:14:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5328</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42117885.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2015 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">13/01/2015 19:07:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4111</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_42017797.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2014 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4502</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_41919736.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/07/2014 22:46:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3100</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_41824949.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2014 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfLaterVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the 3 Later Versions of this Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2018 10:48:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5096</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_43195450.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2018 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/01/2018 00:11:31</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5165</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_43105008.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5142</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_519_43017976.htm">Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">This version updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">20/07/2017 14:34:05</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">519 (Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - June))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE><br><hr><br> <h3>Summary of Notes Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TD WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_9/Notes_938_40394299.htm">Heythrop - Interview Discussion</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_944_40530500.htm">Heythrop - MA Philosophy and Religion</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_937_40530500.htm">Heythrop - 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