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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

Seventh Annual
Analytic Theology Lecture

2017 Templeton Prize Laureate

N.T. Wright, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews School of Divinity, presented the Seventh Annual Analytic Theology Lecture titled "The Meanings of History: Event and Interpretation in the Bible and Theology" in conjunction with the AAR & SBL 2017 Annual Meetings in Boston on November 19.

Read abstract and view video.


Plantinga 2017 Templeton Prize

Former director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion Alvin Plantinga received the Templeton Prize at a ceremony in Chicago on September 24. 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

Friday Morning
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 January 26, 2018.

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, calls for papers, and other events in philosophy of religion outside of the Center. 

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Researchers from our Hope & Optimism research initiative discuss the interesting and complex relationship between faith and hope. For more videos in this series, visit: http://hopeoptimism.com/pages/videos

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.