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Sanders Lecture

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:

The 2018-2019 Sanders lecture will be given by John Hawthorne (USC). It will be held Thursday, September 20 at 3:00pm in the large seminar room in the philosophy department.


Past Lectures:

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).

Videos of past Sanders Lectures are available below:

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

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