IPR Blog

We will be adding entries for lectures as they are given.

IPR Blog: The “Silence” and “Resilience” in Suffering

By casp8
October 2nd, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Participants in the IPR seminar have been sharing posts following lectures.  From time to time we'll also be sharing their thoughts with the broader IPR audience on this blog.  Prof. Harold Schweizer's lecture on "The... More

Welcome to the IPR’s New Blog

By casp8
October 1st, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Join us in this space for blogs and updates about this year's series and other Institute for Philosophy and Religion news... Coming soon:  blog posts on our most recent lectures...

Photos from Our 40th Anniversary

By Damien Garcia
August 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Top row: Left: Jonathan Rouner, son of longtime IPR Director Leroy Rouner, joined us for a tribute to his father's work in the institute. Right: The 40th anniversary cake. Middle row: Left: Professor Emeritus James Purvis, one of the... More

“Political Theology and Biblical Atheism: Revisiting the Schmitt-Strauss Debate in Weimar,” John McCormick (University of Chicago)

By Damien Garcia
March 2nd, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Boston University Photonics Center Colloquium Room 8 Saint Mary's Street, Ninth Floor http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=320 Moderator: John Berthrong (School of Theology, Boston University) John P. McCormick is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. More

“Politics, Religion and Violence: The Maccabean Wars,” Jan Assman (University of Konstanz, Germany)

By Damien Garcia
February 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Wednesday, April 4, 5 pm. Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and cosponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Moderator: Michael Zank (Acting Director, More

“American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us,” Robert Putnam (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard)

By Damien Garcia
February 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m. Moderator: Robert Hefner (Director, Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs, Boston University) This event is co-sponsored by Boston University's Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs and supported by the Boston University Center... More

“Jurgen Habermas and the Social Significance of Religion,” Peter Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor, Harvard University)

By Damien Garcia
January 31st, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Wednesday, February 1, 5 p.m. Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and cosponsored by Boston University's Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Respondent: Hugh Baxter (Department of Philosophy and School of Law, Boston University) Moderator:... More

“On Being a Mediocre Believer in an Age of Extremities,” Charles Mathewes (Department of Religion, University of Virginia)

By Damien Garcia
December 11th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, January 26, 5 p.m. Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave, First Floor Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities. Moderator: John Berthrong (Associate Professor of Comparative Theology and... More

“Confronting Spinoza’s ‘Theologico-Political Treatise’: Hermann Cohen vs. Franz Rosenzweig,” Myriam Bienenstock (University Francois Rabelais at Tours, France)

By Damien Garcia
December 6th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, December 7, 5:00 pm Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave, First Floor Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and cosponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for... More

Michael Gillespie (Duke University): “The Anti-Trinitarian Sources of Liberalism”

By Damien Garcia
November 9th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

Thursday, December 1, 5:00 p.m., Boston University, Boston University School of Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave., First Floor Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities. Moderator: John Berthrong (School of Theology, Boston University) In this... More