Logos 2015

Religious Experience
May 7-9 at the University of Notre Dame

Religious experience is central to religious faith and practice. It often serves as evidence of belief; it contributes to the development of doctrine; and it, or the desire for it, is often a major motivator for church attendance, mediation, commitment to spiritual disciplines, and other religious practices. Religious experience has received a great deal of attention within both philosophy and theology; but important questions remain unanswered. What is the nature of religious experience? What, exactly is (or should be) its relationship to religious belief and religious practice? If God exists and loves human beings, why aren't vivid unambiguous religious experiences more widely available? What can religious experiences tell us about the nature of God? Might religious experiences be the result, in part, or particular skills or virtues of the people who have them? The Logos 2015 Workshop will be devoted to addressing these and other philosophical and theological aspects of religious experience.

The workshop is open to all who wish to attend, but registration is required. Online registration is open.

Live Streaming: This year, all sessions of the Logos Workshop will be available via live streaming. The registration fee for live streaming is the same as the regular registration fee. A URL and password will be given to the live streaming registrants via email.

We are able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance to help defray the travel and lodging costs of graduate students and junior faculty who lack institutional funding but would like to attend the conference. With the availability of live streaming, we regret that we are not able to provide assistance with international airfare. Please email us by March 31 to request financial assistance.

The Center for Philosophy of Religion is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. Workshop participants are more than welcome to contact us to discuss possible accommodations if needed.