Blake Ostler graduated from Brigham Young University in 1981, receiving a BA in Philosophy, summa cum laude, and a BS in Psychobiology, magna cum laude. He earned his JD at the University of Utah, cum laude, in 1985. From 1982 to 1985 he was a William Leary Scholar. He is fluent in Italian and French and conversant in Swedish, Spanish and German, and conducts scholarly research in Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Mr. Ostler has published numerous articles in professional philosophical journals including International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies, BYU Studies, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and he is the author of the three volume series Exploring Mormon Thought.
Mr. Ostler is a partner in the Salt Lake City law firm of Mackey Price Thompson & Ostler. He is the past Chair for the Education Law Section of the Utah State Bar (1996), and past Chair for the Law for Clergy Section of the Utah State Bar (1990).
FairMormon Conference Presentations
- The Fallacy of Fundamentalist Assumptions (2005)
- Spiritual Experiences as the Basis for Belief and Commitment (2007)
- Reviews of The New Mormon Challenge
- The Doctrine Of Creation Ex Nihilo Was Created Out Of Nothing: A Response To Copan And Craig. Part 1: The Scriptural Argument
- The Doctrine Of Creation Ex Nihilo Is A Big Fuss Over Nothing: A Response To Copan And Craig. Part 2: The Inductive Argument
- The Doctrine of Creation Ex Nihilo: A Response To Copan And Craig. Part 3: Do Kalam Infinity Arguments Apply To The Infinite Past?
- Necessarily God Is Not Analytically Necessary: A Response to Stephen Parrish
- Evil: A Real Problem for Evangelicals: A Response to Carl Mosser
- Moral Obligation and Mormonism: A Response to Francis Beckwith