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3/9/04

Renowned Philosopher to Discuss Evil for Westminster Lecture Series

Salt Lake City-March 9, 2004-The Westminster College Tanner-McMurrin Lectures on the History and Philosophy of Religion present D. Z. Phillips, Thursday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. A renowned philosopher, Phillips will speak on the topic "Has the Logical Problem of Evil Been Solved?" based on his recently completed book, The Problem of Evil and the Problem of God.

Phillips is a leading researcher of religion, ethics, philosophy, and literature. He currently holds the Danforth Chair of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, California. He also is an emeritus professor of philosophy and Rush Rhees Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales, Swansea. His widely published works on the philosophy of religion and ethics include From Fantasy to Faith, Interventions in Ethics, and Philosophy's Cool Place. For more than a decade, Phillips has worked as the editor of Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion and Swansea Studies in Philosophy.

Phillips' lecture will take place in the Gore School of Business Auditorium on the campus of Westminster College and is open to the public at no charge. Free parking is available at 1700 South and 1200 East.

Westminster College is the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah and one of the very few in the Intermountain West. The college is small, nondenominational and focused intensively on student learning. It prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.