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If we show honor to Mary, are we detracting from Christ? – John 2:5, 21:15-9; Acts 15:6-29

Dr. Robert Koons |
June 30, 2010 No Comments

Marcus welcomes former Lutheran and Ph.D. philosopher Dr. Robert Koons to discuss verses from Scripture that furthered Dr. Koons’ journey to the Catholic Church. The pair discuss Mary in Scripture.

Scripture verse: John 2:5, 21:15-19, and Acts 15:6-29

Resources mentioned:

  • Dr. Robert Koons’ website
  • Realism Regained by Dr. Koons
  • Two of Marcus Grodi’s former The Journey Home and Deep in Scripture guests Jennifer Fulfiller and Dr. Robert Koons discuss atheism in the video special Minor Revisions

Dr. Robert Koons

Rob Koons is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 1987. Koons specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. He is the author of two books, Paradoxes of Belief (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Realism Regained (Oxford University Press, 2000), and the co-editor (with George Bealer) of The Waning of Materialism: New Essays on the Philosophy of Mind (Oxford University Press, 2010). Tim Pickavance (a former student) and he are co-authors of a forthcoming textbook, Metaphysics: The Fundamentals, to be published in December by Wiley-Blackwell.

Koons earned a B. A. in philosophy at Michigan State, a B.A. with First Class Honours in Philosophy & Theology at Oxford, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He has written over forty professional articles, including papers on arguments for God’s existence, the relationship between faith and reason, and the critique of philosophical naturalism. He was elected in 2009 as a Senator-at-Large of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Koons has served two terms on the executive committee of the Society of Christian Philosophers. He has been a visiting scholar at Nanjing University in China, and he is a visiting research fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University this year.

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