The 2010 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology

Recent PhDs and current graduate students are invited to apply to participate in the 2010 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, a three-week long seminar organized by Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers) and Michael Rota (University of St. Thomas). The seminar will be held at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, from June 15th to July 2nd, 2010.

Topics and speakers:

The epistemology of religious belief: Alvin Plantinga (Notre Dame) and Richard Feldman (Rochester)

Science and religion: Alvin Plantinga and Elliott Sober (UW-Madison)

The cosmological argument: Alexander Pruss (Baylor) and Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame)

The problem of evil: Peter van Inwagen and Evan Fales (University of Iowa)

The epistemology of disagreement: Roger White (M.I.T.) and Thomas Kelly (Princeton)

Reductionism and the philosophy of biology: Alan Love (University of Minnesota)

Writing for audiences outside the academy: Peter Kreeft (Boston College)

Participants will receive a stipend of $2800, as well as room and board. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2009.

For more information, including information on how to apply, go to

This seminar program is funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

(Via Society of Christian Philosophers)

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2 thoughts on “The 2010 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology

  1. I am Lecturer at State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, Indonesia, interested in the epistemology of religion. I have new theory for epistemology. Is there any chance to present the paper ? Thank you / DR.Roikhan

    • Hi Dr. Roikhan,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m not directly involved in this conference, but the information for applying is located on the website ( ), and I’m pasting the application instructions below.
      I hope that helps!

      Application Instructions

      Applicants should submit an application package including:

      (a) CV,
      (b) a short writing sample (3500 words maximum),
      (c) a one page statement explaining their interest in the program, and
      (d) one confidential letter of recommendation.

      Applications should be made by attaching the CV, writing sample, and the statement of interest to an email sent to, and by directing the writer of the letter of recommendation to email the letter to (In the case of the letter of recommendation, the name of the person being recommended should be included in the subject line of the email.)

      Electronic submission is strongly preferred, but in cases where this is not feasible, material can be sent to:

      Dr. Michael Rota
      St. Thomas Philosophy of Religion Project
      Department of Philosophy, JRC 241
      University of St. Thomas
      2115 Summit Avenue
      Saint Paul, MN 55105-1096

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