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).

RCPR POSTDOC POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE!: RCPR is pleased to announce the availability of two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships. We are especially interested in candidates whose past experience includes training and/or research in the philosophy of space and time, the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of religion, epistemology, the philosophy of cosmology, cosmology, or the physics of space and time. Applications are being accepted now through January 31, 2020. More information is available here:

Upcoming Events

Thu, Oct 7, 2021 3:00 pm-05:00 pm
Philosophy Faculty Meeting
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 am
Cognitive Science of Religion Workshop
Sat, Oct 9, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 am
Cognitive Science of Religion Workshop
Sun, Oct 10, 2021 9:00 am-12:00 am
Cognitive Science of Religion Workshop


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