Analytic Theology

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The Analytic Theology Project is a multinational four-year endeavor that funds initiatives aimed at encouraging fruitful scholarly conversation among analytic philosophers and theologians. These initiatives include:

  • fellowships
  • lecture series
  • discussion groups
  • workshops
  • summer research stipends

For more information about the concept of analytic theology and about some of the methodological differences that have divided philosophers and theologians throughout the 20th century, see the Introduction to Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology (OUP, 2009).

For more on some of what develops as a result of these intiatives, interviews from an international conference-- Minds: Human and Divine-- in Munich, are available on YouTube.

Our mission:

  • To stimulate enthusiasm among faculty, students and budding scholars for interdisciplinary exchange between the fields of theology and philosophy of religion.
  • To aid the cross-fertilization of ideas, research and methods between analytic philosophers of religion and historical, systematic and Biblical theologians.

Support for the Analytic Theology Project comes from the John Templeton Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, and the Center for Philosophy of Religion. The project director for the Notre Dame component of the Analytic Theology Project is Michael Rea, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion.

The two international components of the Analytic Theology Project are hosted at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and Shalem Center in Israel.

Questions about the Analytic Theology Project may be sent to analytictheology.project@gmail.com. Correspondence may also be sent via regular mail to:

Michael Rea
Center for Philosophy of Religion
418 Malloy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556