John Templeton Foundation Paul Wason Michael J. Murray

John R. Schneider is professor emeritus of religion at Calvin College where he taught systematic theology from 1986-1996 and 1998-2011. In 1996-1998 he was the executive director of the John G. Neihardt Center in Nebraska and had a dual appointment as scholar in residence at the Neihardt Center and visiting professor of humanities at Wayne State College. He is the author of Philip Melanchthon’s Rhetorical Construal of Biblical Authority: Oratio Sacra (Mellen, 1990), Godly Materialism: Rethinking Money and Possessions (IVP, 1994), and The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth (Eerdmans, 2002). He has taught courses at the Acton University, published numerous articles for Religion & Liberty, and “The Human Ontology of Market Capitalism,” in Markets and Morality. Recent work is devoted to Christian theodicy in the light of evolutionary science. He and Davis Young co-led a Calvin College Summer Seminar, “Natural Science and the Reformed Tradition” (2002). He published, “Seeing God Where the Wild Things Are: An Essay on the Defeat of Horrendous Evil” (Eerdmans, P. van Inwagen (ed.), 2004) and “Recent Genetic Science and Christian Theology on Human Origins: An ‘Aesthetic Supralapsarianism’” (Perspective on Science and Christian Faith, 2009). He is currently a non-resident Research Fellow at the Center of Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame and is writing a book, Animal Suffering and the Christian God: An Aesthetic View of Nature’s Creation and Redemption.