Bowman Lafayette Clarke

1927- 1996
Education

  • Millsaps College 1945-1948 B.A., Philosophy
  • Emory University 1948-1952 B.D., M.A., Theology
  • University of Mississippi 1954-1957 M.A., Philosophy
  • Emory University 1957-1961 Ph.D., Philosophy

Professional Experience

  • Director, Wesley Foundation, G.S.C.W., 1953-1954 
  • Director, Wesley Foundation, University of Mississippi, 1954-1957 
  • Instructor; Philosophy, University of the South, 1959-1960 
  • Associate Researcher, Emory University, 1960-1961 
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1961-1965 
  • Visiting Professor, Emory University, Summer 1964 
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1965-1967 
  • Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, Univ. of Georgia, 1967-1970 
  • Professor of Philosophy, UGA, 1970-1979 
  • Professor and Head of the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, UGA, 1972-1979 
  • Professor of Philosophy, UGA, 1979-1990
  • Professor Emeritus, UGA 1990

Offices Held

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Georgia Philosophical Society, 1964-1965 
  • President, Georgia Philosophic Society, 1968-1969 
  • Board of Directors, Society for the Philosophy of Religion, 1970-1973 
  • An Associate Editor, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 1970-1974 
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 1975-1996 
  • Vice-President, Society for the Philosophy of Religion, 1972-1973 
  • President, Society for the Philosophy of Religion, 1973-1974 
  • Member, Executive Council, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 1978-1982 
  • Member, Associates for Philosophy of Religion, 1973-1996 

Membership in Societies

  • American Philosophical Association 
  • Metaphysical Society of America 
  • Society for the Philosophy of Religion 
  • Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology 
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 
  • Georgia Philosophical Society 
  • International Metaphysical Society 
  • American Academy of Religion 

Consultant (Referee, etc.)

  • Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 
  • Process Studies 
  • Southern Journal of Philosophy 
  • University of Georgia Press 
  • Environmental Ethics 
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion 
  • South Illinois University Press 
  • New York University Press 
  • Academy Press 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities 
  • Abingdon Press 

Publications

Books

  • Language and Natural Theology (The Hague: Mouton and Co., 1966). 
  • God and Temporality (edited with Eugene T. Long) (New York: The Paragon Press, 1984). 

Articles in Books

  • "Language and Whitehead's Conception of Speculative Philosophy," Process and Divinity, eds., W. L. Reese and Eugene Freeman (LaSalle: Open Court, 1964). 
  • "Linguistic Analysis and the Philosophy of Religion," Meanings and Existence: Introductory Readings in Philosophy, ed. W.T. Blackstone New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971). 
  • "The Contribution of Logical Positivism," Meaning; and Existence: Introductory Readings in Philosophy, ed., W. T. Blackstone (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. 
  • "Reason and Revelation: A Linguistic Distinction," Religious Language and Knowledge, eds., Robert Ayers and W. T. Blackstone (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1972). 
  • "God, Modality and Ontological Commitment," Ontological Commitment, eds., W. T. Blackstone and R. H. Severens (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1973). 
  • "The Logical Roles of Proofs for the Existence of God," Reason, Experience and God, ed., Eugene T. Long (Washington: Catholic Univ. of America Press, 1980). 
  • "Introduction," God and Temporality New York: The Paragon Press, 1984). 
  • "God as Process in Whitehead," God andTtemporality (New York: The Paragon Press, 1984). 
  • "A Whiteheadian Theodicy," The Defense of God, eds., John Roth and Frederick Sontag (New York: The Paragon Press, 1985). 
  • "Reflections on 'God', 'Being and Reference," Being: and Truth: Essays in Honor of John MacOuarrie, eds., Alistair Kee and Eugene Thomas Long (London: SCM Press LTD, 1986). 
  • "Logic and History," At the Nexus of Philosophy and History, ed., Bernard P. Dauenhauer (Athens, Georgia, The University of Georgia Press, 1987. 
  • "The Varieties of Religious Experience," "The Cost of Discipleship and Letters and Papers from Prison," Christian Spirituality, eds. Frank N. Magill and Ian P. McGreal (New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1988). 
  • "René Descartes," "Charles Sanders Peirce," and Alfred North Whitehead," Great Thinkers of the Western World, ed. Ian P. McGreal (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1992). 
  • "In Defense of a Kind of natural Theology," Prospects for Natural Theology: Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy Volume 25, ed. Eugene Thomas Long (Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 1992). 
  • "Logical Construction, Whitehead, and God," Logic. God and Metaphysics: Studies in Philosophy and Religion Volume 15, ed. James Franklin Harris (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992). 

Articles in Journals

  • "Whitehead's Cosmology and the Christian Drama," Journal of Religion, XXXN (July 1959). 
  • "God and the Symbolic in Tillich," Aneelican Theological Review, XLIII (July 1961). 
  • "Linguistic Analysis and the Philosophy of Religion," The Monist, XLVIII (Spring 1963). 
  • "God, Time and Human History," Angelican Theological Review, XLV (October 1963). 
  • "Goodman on Quality Classes in the Aufbau," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, I (Fall 1963). 
  • "The Assertive Character of Necessary Statements," Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Congress of Philosophy, Mexico City (1963). 
  • "The Contributions of Logical Positivism," Methodos, XV (1963). 
  • ''Philosophical Arguments for God," Sophia, III (October 1964). 
  • "The Language of Revealed Theology," The Journal of Bible and Religion, XXXVI (October 1964). 
  • "Is There a God?--A Reply," Sophia, V (April 1966). 
  • "How Do We Talk About God?", The Modern Schoolman, XLV (January 1968). 
  • "Bonhoeffer's Question and the Future of Theology," The Personalist, (Winter 1969). 
  • "Religion and the Human Situation," The Philosophy Forum, VIII (June 1970). 
  • "Theology and Philosophy," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, XXXVIII (September 1970). 
  • "Modal Disproofs and Proofs for God," The Southern Journal of Philosophy, IX (Summer 1971). 
  • "The Argument from Design - A Piece of Abductive Reason," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, V (Summer 1974). 
  • "The Modem Atheistic Tradition," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, V (Winter 1974). 
  • "Peirce's Neglected Argument," Transactions of the Peirce Society, XIII (Fall 1977). 
  • "R. M. Martin on the Whiteheadian God," The Southern Journal of Philosophy. XVI Ninter 1978) 
  • "The Future of the Humanities," National Forum, LXIV (1979). 
  • "The Argument from Design," Sophia, XVII (1979). 
  • "The Untenability of Werth's Untenability Essay," Process Studies, IX (1979). 
  • "The Argument from Design," American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, I (1980). 
  • "Beard on the Conceivability of God's Non-existence," Southern Journal of Philosophy, XVIII(1980). 
  • "God and Time in Whitehead," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, XLVIII(1980). 
  • "A Calculus of Individuals based on 'Connection'," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, XXII(1981). 
  • "Logic and Whitehead's Criteria for Speculative Philosophy," The Monist, LXV(1982). 
  • "Natural Theology and Methodology," New Scholasticism, LXVII (1983). 
  • "Process, Time and God," Process Studies, XIII(1984). 
  • "Individuals and Points," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, XXVI (1985). 
  • "Qualia, Extenson and Abstraction," The Monist, Vol. 69, No. 2 (1986). 
  • "Hartshorne On God and Physical Prehension," Tulane Studies in Philosophy: Hartshorne's Neo-classical Theology, XXXIV (1986). 
  • "Analogy and its Uses in Religious Life," Dialogue and Alliance, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1987-88). 
  • "Identity and the Divinities," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 31, Nos. 2-3 (1992). 
  • "Two Process Views of God," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 38, Nos. 1-3 (1995). 

Journals Edited

  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. VI, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. VII, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. VIII, Nos. 1-4 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. TX, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. X, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XIV, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XV, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XVI, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XVII, Nos. 1-4 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. IX, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XII, Nos. 1-4. 
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XIII, Nos. 1-4. 

Others

  • "Questions to Paul Tillich," Philosophical Interrogations, eds., Beatrice Rome and Sidney Rome New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963). 
  • "Review of Charles Hartshorne's The Logic of Perfection," Emory University Quarterly, IX (Spring 1963). 
  • "Review of M. J. Charlesworth's St Anslem's Proslogian," The Journal of Religion, XLCIII (April 1966). 
  • "Review of Eugene Peter's The Creative Advance," The Journal of Religion, XLCII (October 1967). 
  • "No, God Isn't Dead," The Georgia Impression, I (Fall 1966). 
  • "Review of William L. Rowe's Religious Symbols and God: A Philosophical Study of Tillich's Theology," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, I (Winter 1970). 
  • "Review of James Richmond's Theology and Metaphysics," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, XLIII (1975). 
  • "Review of Richard Martin's Primordiality. Science and Value," Zvgon, XVIII (1983). 
  • (Essay Review) "Robert Bnunbaugh's Whitehead. Process Philosophy, and Education," Journal of Research and Development in Education (Winter 1983). 
  • "Review of' God: The Contemporary Discussion,' edited by Frederick Sontag and M. Darral Bryant," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, LI (December 1983). 
  • "Review of Charles Hartshome's Insights and Oversights of Great Thinkers," Journal of American Academy of Religion, LXX (1984). 
  • "Review of Donald A. Crosby's Interogative Theories of Religion," Philosophia, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1987). 
  • "Review of Ivor Leclerc's The Philosophy of Nature: Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy," Summary and Comments (1987).