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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.

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Hope on Screen Video Competition

The Hope and Optimism Project announces a $10,000 video competition for videos that creatively explore the role of hope in human life.

 

"Food for Thought" Lecture for Undergraduates
"How tolerant can religious believers really be?"

Anne Jeffrey (Notre Dame)
February 25, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm
Coleman-Morse Center, 1st Floor Lounge

It’s good to be tolerant of others’ religious views, right? Not only does it seem like the morally enlightened thing to do, but also helps keep peace in a diverse society like ours. And as philosopher John Stuart Mill argued in the 19th century, by allowing citizens to air many different points of view, we increase the chances of real social and intellectual progress.

But it looks like certain religious believers are forced to deny that tolerance of other religions is valuable. Christianity, for instance, claims that there is only one truth and one right way to live; and Christians are called to make disciples of non-believers, not sit back and let non-believers continue in their mistaken beliefs and lives of sin. Can members of exclusivist religions like this be genuine and coherent in tolerating non-believers?

RSVP on Facebook or email ejackso9@nd.edu if you would like to attend.

Spring 2015 Issue of λogoi

Friday Morning
Discussion Group Meetings

Our newest publication features articles by Center Fellows Thomas D. Senor, Joshua Thurow, Christina Van Dyke, and Leigh Vicens. It also includes articles by John Greco and Kathryn Pogin, and interviews with Andrew Chignell and L.A. Paul.

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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 February 19. The group will discuss "The greatest possible being" and "Perfect being theology and modal truth" by Jeff Speaks.

See our calendar for the full schedule.

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Global Philosophy of Religion Calendar

Featured Video

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.

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In part three of a three part seires, L.A. Paul (Professor of Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill), Michael Rea (Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame), and Sameer Yadav (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Westmont College) discuss transformative experiences. Sponsored by the Experience Project. More videos are available on our Videos page.

The Journal of Analytic Theology

 

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We are excited to announce the third 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.

 

 

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Discussion Group

Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am

The group will discuss "Debunking Under Fire" by Max Baker-Hytch (co-authored with C'Zar Bernstein).

Pub Night

Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hang out with philosophers. There will be opportunity to purchase food and drinks.