Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion

The aim of the Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion is to foster the study of philosophical questions that arise within religious doctrine and practice. Its means of doing so include: graduate seminars, a weekly reading group, post-doctoral fellowships, senior fellows, the annual Sanders Lecture, lectures by distinguished visiting professors, workshops and conferences, and its network of affiliated faculty at Rutgers and neighboring institutions.

The philosophy faculty principally associated with the Center at present are Brian Leftow (Director) and Dean Zimmerman. Other Rutgers faculty participating in or helping to plan the Center’s projects include Tao Jiang (Religion), James Jones (Religion), Edwin Bryant (Religion), Mark Baker (Linguistics), and Colin Jager (English).

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022 GOD AND TIME SEMINAR!: RCPR is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our 2022 summer seminar, God and the Spacetime Manifold. For more informaiton or to apply please click here.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Feb 3, 2022 3:00 pm-05:00 pm
Philosophy Faculty Meeting
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 8:00 am-11:00 pm
2022 APA Central Division Meeting
Thu, Feb 24, 2022 8:00 am-11:00 pm
2022 APA Central Division Meeting
Fri, Feb 25, 2022 8:00 am-11:00 pm
2022 APA Central Division Meeting

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