Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy is Senior Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. She received a B.A. from Creighton University (philosophy and psychology) in 1973, a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (philosophy of science) in 1980, and a Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (theology) in 1987.  

Her first book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell 1990) won the American Academy of Religion award for excellence. She is author of nine other books including Bodies and Souls, Or Spirited Bodies? (Cambridge 2006), and Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will (Oxford 2007; co-authored with Warren Brown). In addition, she has co-edited thirteen books.

Her research interests focus on the role of modern and postmodern philosophy in shaping Christian theology; on relations between theology and science; and relations among neuroscience, philosophy of mind, and Christian anthropology.