2010 Summer Seminar

The Center for the Philosophy of Religion and The John Templeton Foundation sponsored the Templeton Summer Seminar on Evil and Early Modern Philosophy of Religion and Theology on June 7-11, 2010.

Summer Seminar participants

The seminar offered generous funding for graduate students interested in the problem of evil in early modern philosophy and/or theology.

The five-day seminar, conducted by Robert Sleigh (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Sean Greenberg (University of California, Irvine), with additional faculty support by Larry Jorgensen (Skidmore College) and Samuel Newlands (University of Notre Dame), explored the ways in which the nature and reality of evil were treated in the distinctive intellectual culture of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

The seminar took place on Skidmore's idyllic campus in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Seminar Participants

  • Joseph Anderson, University of South Florida
  • Colin Chamberlain, Harvard University
  • Michael J. Deem, University of Notre Dame
  • Thomas D. Feeney, Yale University
  • Shaun Malleck, University of California, Irvine
  • Jacob S. Mills, Rice University
  • Maria Picone, Rice University
  • Kelley C. Schiffman, Yale University
  • Daniel Schneider, University of Wisconsin
  • Julia von Bodelschwingh, Yale University