Several Upcoming Thomistic Events

Three announcements for upcoming events centering on the thoughts of Thomas Aquinas (thanks to Edward Feser for making me aware of these).

First, the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies is hosting a non-accredited summer seminar on “The Transcendent Christ: St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews” in Norcia, Italy, focusing on Thomas’ commentary on the work. The seminar takes place July 10th – July 24th, with the application deadline on May 16th. Details can be found here.

Second, the Witherspoon Institute is hosting their 11th annual Thomistic seminar in Princeton, NJ, focusing this year on Thomas’ political thoughts. The seminar takes place August 7–13, 2016, with the application deadline March 31. Details can be found here.

Finally, the Catholic and Dominican Institute of the Mount St. Mary College is hosting its sixth annual philosophy workshop with this year’s focus also on Thomas’ political thoughts. The workshop runs June 2-5, 2016. There does not appear to be a deadline for the application, but space is very limited. Click here for further details.

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CFP: Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group

The American Academy of Religion is making not one but three calls for papers concerning Kierkegaard for the annual meeting this November in San Antonio, TX. Interested scholars should click here for further details.

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2016 SEBTS PhD Symposium Competition on A Theology of Faith, Work, and Economics

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced the 2016 SEBTS PhD Symposium Competition on A Theology of Faith, Work, and Economics. The Symposium Competition is available to all current PhD students and will be hosted on our campus in Wake Forest, NC. Accepted finalists (10) will compete for three cash prizes and the grand prize of publication in the Southeastern Theological Review. Transportation to/from and lodging in Wake Forest are provided for all finalists.

All PhD Symposium Competition information can also be found at

The deadline for abstract submissions for all applicants is March 1, 2016.

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The 37th Philosophy of Religion Conference at Claremont

Claremont Graduate University is hosting their 37th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference on February 19-20, with a special pre-conference seminar on the 18th. This  year’s theme is Love and Justice. Registration is free.

Click here for further details.

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Job Post: Reader in Analytic and Exegetical Theology

The University of St. Andrews has a faculty vacancy with Alan Torrance’s recently founded Logos Institute. The successful applicant would be working alongside the likes of N. T. Wright, Oliver Crisp, Stephen Evans, Peter van Inwagen, and Michael Rea.

Click here for details.

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CFP: Second Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

This is a re-post from Alexander Pruss’ blog.

CFP: Second Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

Second Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop
Georgetown University
October 6-8, 2016

Confirmed Speakers:
Marilyn McCord Adams (Rutgers University)
Robert M. Adams (Rutgers University)
Russ Shafer-Landau (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Chris Tucker (William and Mary)
Candace Vogler (University of Chicago)

Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and metaethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William and Mary) are organizing a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics.

Logistics: The second workshop will be held on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. We will begin with the first talk and a reception in the evening on Thursday, October 6 and will conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, October 8, 2016. There will be five invited papers and four spots for submitted papers. All papers will have 40 minutes for presentation and at least 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories, God and natural law, ethics and the problem of evil, moral arguments for a theistic being, infused and acquired virtues, the harms and benefits of theistic religions, specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and many other topics as well.

Applying: Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of up to 750 words and a current C.V. to Mark Murphy at by May 1, 2016. Word or PDF file formats only. Please prepare abstracts for anonymous review.  For although the organizers seek to have a balanced program both in terms of topics and presenters, the initial stage of review will be done anonymously.

Submitters to last year’s event, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply to this year’s workshop.

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Notification will be made by June 1, 2016. If your abstract is selected, we will cover all of your expenses for the workshop, including travel (this includes international travel). Co-authors are welcome, but only one author’s expenses can be covered. You do not have to send your paper in advance of the workshop, and it certainly can be a work in progress.

Supported by the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Religious Philosophy

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CFA: Lumen Christi Institute Summer Seminars

The Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago is hosting a series of summer seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The first one is on Aquinas’ Five Ways, the second is about the thought of John Henry Newman, and the final one explores Catholic social thought. Room, board, and travel expenses are provided for those accepted. Applicants do not need to be Catholic.

Details can be found here.

Deadline for application: February 1, 2016

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