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
- A 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 were sponsored by the Center. Robert and Marilyn Adams each taught three seminars, and Zimmerman and Baker co-taught one.
External Affiliates of the Center include Hans Halvorson (Princeton), Jada Strabbing (Fordham), Gideon Rosen (Princeton), John Bowlin (Princeton Seminary), Mark Johnston (Princeton), Bryan Frances (Fordham), Stephen Grimm (Fordham), Gordon Graham (Princeton Seminary), Daniel Garber (Princeton), Anthony Appiah (Princeton), Eric Gregory (Princeton), Jeffrey Stout (Princeton), Charles Comosy (Fordham), Brian Davies (Fordham), and Aaron Segal (Yeshiva).