Every year, the Center hosts the Sanders Lecture with support by the Marc Sanders Foundation. This lecture is given by a distinguished philosopher of religion on a topic of their choosing.

Upcoming Lecture:

Details coming soon!

Past Lectures:

ii. The 2013-2014 lecture was given by Bob Adams (Rutgers) on the topic of pantheism. The 2014-2015 lecture was given by Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame). The 2015-2016 lecture was given by Eleonore Stump (Saint Louis). The 2016-2017 lecture was given by Nicholas Wolterstorff on the topic of "Repetition and Reenactment in Liturgy." The 2017-2018 lecture, titled "The Two Greatest Ideas", was given by Linda Zagzebski (Oklahoma). The 2018-2019 Sanders lecture was given by John Hawthorne (USC) on "Fine-tuning Arguments for the Existence of God." The 2021-2022 lecture was given by Kris McDaniel entitled ‘Physical Degrees Monism and Religion.’

Videos of past Sanders Lectures are available below:

John Hawthorne (2018-2019): Fine-tuning Arguments for the Existence of God

Linda Zagzebski (2017-2018): The Two Greatest Ideas

Nicholas Wolterstorff (2016-2017): Repetition and Reenactment in Liturgy

Eleonore Stump (2015-2016): The Personal God of Classical Theism

Peter van Inwagen (2014-2015): The Rev'd Mr. Bayes and the Life Everlasting

Robert Adams (2013-2014): Pantheism