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 Dean Zimmerman (Director), and visiting professors Marilyn McCord Adams and Robert Merrihew Adams. Other Rutgers faculty participating in or helping to plan the Center’s projects include Tao Jiang (Religion), James Jones (Religion), Mark Baker (Linguistics), and Colin Jager (English). During the academic years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16, seven seminars will be sponsored by the Center. Robert and Marilyn Adams will each teach three seminars, and Zimmerman and Baker will co-teach one.