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, the Center sponsored seven seminars: three taught by Robert Adams, three by Marilyn Adams, and one by Dean Zimmerman and Mark Baker.