Robert S. Bryan Dies at 93
Robert S. Bryan, emeritus professor of philosophy and head of the department of philosophy and religion at NC State University from 1966 until 1989, died in Raleigh on March 2, 2019. He was 93.
Distinguished Scholar Gives Impact of Religion Lecture
NC State’s fourth annual Impact of Religion Lecture was presented on Monday, February 18. The speaker was Jeffrey Stout, emeritus professor of religion at Princeton University. His topic was “Cinematic Spectacles of Sacred Suffering: Ethical Challenges in Dreyer and Von Trier.”
McLaughlin on a Roll
Levi McLaughlin, associate professor of religious studies, has published an important new book on one of the most influential religious movements in modern Japan. He has also been awarded a distinguished visiting position in Japanese Studies for the 2019/20 academic year.
Jenann Ismael Gives World Philosophy Day Lecture on Freedom and Determinism
NC State’s fourth World Philosophy Day Lecture was given on Thursday, November 15 by Jenann Ismael of Columbia University, who spoke on the topic “Does Determinism Clash With Freedom? A look at human action through the lenses of physics.”
Inaugural Tom Regan Lecture Draws Large Audience
A large and enthusiastic audience attended the inaugural Tom Regan Lecture, which was given by Carol J. Adams at NC State on the afternoon of September 21.
Work in Progress: Comstock on Far-Persons
In this article, Gary Comstock, Professor of Philosophy, discusses his ongoing work on a book called "Far-Persons: On the Argument from Species-Overlap."
Former Faculty Feature: Dr. James VanderKam
James VanderKam, a leading expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls, was on the religious studies faculty at NC State from 1976 to 1991. He went on to an illustrious career at the University of Notre Dame.
Looking Back: Department News From the Past
The present and the future are rooted in the past. This column features some department news from the past fifty years.
Top Seniors Win Department Awards
The NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies celebrated the academic achievements of its top seniors at its annual Student Awards Reception on February 28. Three awards were presented by faculty members who had worked closely with the award winners.
Yale Professor Gives Impact of Religion Lecture on Oprah 2020
Kathryn Lofton, professor of religion at Yale, presented this year's Impact of Religion Lecture to an enthusiastic audience on Thursday, February 22. The topic was "Oprah 2020: The Problem of Celebrity and Politics in America.”