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Michael J. Murray


Ph.D. – Senior Vice President, Programs
The John Templeton Foundation

Michael Murray oversees the Philosophy & Theology, Natural Sciences, Communications, Public Engagement, and Philanthropic Outreach areas of the John Templeton Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, he was the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Murray received his B.A. in philosophy from Franklin and Marshall and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions (with Eleonore Stump), Reason for the Hope Within, Philosophy of Religion (with Michael Rea), Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering, The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philo- sophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion (with Jeffrey Schloss), Divine Evil?: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible (with Michael Rea and Michael Bergmann), and On Predestination and Election
eatured in a They Might Be Giants video, and he appears in Tony Oursler’s video project ‘Imponderable’, in which he plays Oursler’s grandfather Fulton Oursler.