Let me introduce myself, James Kraft, as the webmaster of this website and blog.  I am Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin Texas where I have been teaching for over a decade.  My areas of expertise are epistemology, philosophy of religion, and religious epistemology.  You can look at an abbreviated CV:

James Joseph Kraft  

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Austin Texas 78702

kraftjames (at) yahoo (dot) com


Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley California, 2001

M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 1990

B.A., Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington, 1987

Recent Publications and Presentations

The Epistemology of Religious Disagreement (New York, New York:  Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012).

“The Moral Parity Argument Against Reduction,” a paper given at the Killeen Chair Conference on Religious Disagreement, De Pere Wisconsin, April 15th, 2012.

“Conflicting Higher and Lower Order Evidences in the Epistemology of Disagreement about Religion,” Forum Philosophicum 15 no. 1 (2010), 65-89.

“Epistemology of Religious Disagreement,” a paper given at Boğaziçi University July 25, 2009.

 “An Externalist, Contextualist Epistemology of Disagreement about Religion,” Ars Disputandi (2008).

“Religious Disagreement, Externalism, and the Epistemology of Disagreement:  Listening to Our Grandmothers,” Religious Studies 43 no. 4 (2007).

Religious Tolerance Through Humility:  Thinking with Philip Quinn, Coeditor with David Basinger (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007).

“Religious Tolerance through Religious Diversity and Epistemic Humility,” Sophia 45 (2006).

“Philip Quinn’s contribution to the epistemic challenge of religious diversity,” Religious Studies 42 (2006).

Teaching Experience

Lecturer at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Turkey, “Epistemology,” Summer 2011.

Lecturer at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Turkey, “Introduction to Philosophy,” Summer 2010.

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Texas, August 2001-


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