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Philosophy and Theology

Dr. Earl Kumfer

Earl KumferProfessor Earl Kumfer, PhD teaches a variety of ethics courses, introductory and symbolic logic, hermeneutics, the history of and problems in philosophy, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, world religions, and theology of Jesus. He earned degrees at Catholic University of America and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. His PhD dissertation was a study of meaning in the thought of Michael Polanyi (a physicist) and Bernard Lonergan, SJ (a theologian). His current research interests include 1) the interface of science and religion regarding consciousness, and 2) British early Franciscan scholars, especially John Duns Scotus. He serves as an ethics consultant for several medical groups.