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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


$4.8 Million Awarded for The Experience Project

Center Co-Directors Michael Rea and Samuel Newlands, and philosopher L.A. Paul (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will lead a new interdisciplinary research initiative that explores the nature and implications of transformative experiences, the character of religious and spiritual experiences, and how work on transformative experience may illumine our understanding of religious and spiritual experiences. We intend to fund research on the nature of experience in philosophy, psychology, sociology, philosophy of religion, theology, and religious studies. Read more about the project on The Experience Project website.

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$4.5 Million Awarded for Hope and Optimism Project

Center Co-Director, Samuel Newlands, and Cornell philosopher, Andrew Chignell, will lead a new interdisciplinary research initiative to study the theoretical, empirical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related traits. You can read more about the project in a recent press release and at the project’s temporary website: http://hopeoptimism.org

Inaugural Issue of λogoi

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λogoi will take the place of our newsletter, and will be published annually in the Spring.

This issue features articles by Stephen WykstraNatalja DengRyan Mullins and Jim Sterba, and interviews with Trent Dougherty and Pamela Sue Anderson.

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William J. Abraham, Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, discusses how philosophy can illumine theological inquiry. More videos are available on our new Videos page.

Incoming Fellows for
2014 - 2015

Introducing the Global Philosophy of Religion Calendar

We are pleased to announce the Center's fellows for next academic year:

Thomas D. Senor - Alvin Plantinga Fellow
Joshua Thurow - Research Fellow
Christina Van Dyke - Research Fellow
Leigh Vicens - Research Fellow
Rebecca Chan - Visiting Graduate Fellow

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Our website is now 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.

Friday Morning Discussion Group Meetings

The Journal of Analytic Theology

The next meeting is scheduled for September 5 from 10:00am - 11:30am in 220 Malloy Hall.

See our calendar for the full schedule.


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We are excited to announce the second 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 Sep 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am


Pub Night

Thu Sep 4, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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