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The Center for Philosophy of Religion promotes new research in theistic and Christian philosophy and fosters dialogue between philosophy and theology, through residential fellowships, grants, multi-year research initiatives, conferences, workshops, lectures, and public debates.

News and Announcements

2017 - 2018 Fellows

2017 Templeton Prize Laureate

We are very pleased to announce our incoming fellows:

Kristopher McDaniel - Plantinga Fellow (Spring 2018)
Bruce L. McCormack - Crosson Fellow (Spring 2018)
Jeffrey E. Brower - Research Fellow
Annette Bryson - Research Fellow
Jonathan Barker - Graduate Student Fellow


Plantinga 2017 Templeton Prize

Former director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion Alvin Plantinga will receive the Templeton Prize at a ceremony in Chicago this weekend. Over his 50 years of philosophical work, Plantinga broke new ground in philosophy of religion. He is especially noted for his work on the problem of evil and vigorous defenses of the rationality of belief in God.

Logos 2018 Workshop CFP
"Race, Gender, Ability, and Class: Expanding Conversations in Analytic Theology"

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On May 24-26, 2018, we will hold our three-day Logos Workshop in Philosophical Theology. For more information, including the CFP, please visit our Logos Workshop webpage.

Announcing Residential Fellowship Competitions for AY2018-2019

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Each year, the Center offers a number of residential fellowships. We encourage applications from philosophers, theologians, and religious studies scholars. Apply now!

Spring 2017 Issue of λogoi

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Discussion Group Meetings

Our newest publication features articles by Lorraine Juliano Keller​, Michelle Panchuk​, Peter Adamson, Tim Knepper, and Joshua Seachris.

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We discuss the work-in-progress of the Center's Fellows, local faculty, and occasional outside visitors. Papers are not presented during the discussion group meeting; rather, we read the papers in advance and the meetings are devoted entirely to Q&A. 

The next meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2017. The group will discuss “Christ – a contradiction: a defense of Contradictory Christology” by Jc Beall.

See our calendar for the full schedule.




Global Philosophy of Religion Calendar

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Our website is equipped with a calendar featuring conferences, workshops, call for papers, and other events in philosophy of religion outside of the Center for Philosophy of Religion.

Please send relevant announcements for the calendar to philreligion@nd.edu

Global Philosophy Of Religion Calendar September 2017



Center Co-Director Sam Newlands discusses hope and faith.

The Journal of Analytic Theology


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We are excited to announce the fifth volume of the Journal of Analytic Theology, a new, open access, international joint publication of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame and Baylor University. It explores theological and meta-theological topics in a manner that prizes terminological clarity and argumentative rigor, including historical studies that seek to elucidate conceptual challenges or explore strategies for addressing them.