In Brief: More News From the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Some further news from the department is presented briefly here.
Work In Progress: Jason Bivins on Religious Discontent with American Politics
In this article, Jason Bivins, professor of religious studies, discusses his ongoing work on his fourth book, "Embattled Majority: 'Religion' and Its Despisers in America."
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.
Department Faculty Win Teaching Awards
Two members of the philosophy and religious studies faculty were presented with outstanding teacher awards at the NC State Alumni Association’s Awards Reception in the Park Alumni Center on April 4.
Top Seniors Win 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 March 7. Three awards were presented by faculty members who had worked closely with the award winners.
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 from 1966 until 1989, died in Raleigh on March 2, 2019. He was 93.
The Impact of Religion on Cinema
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.
Columbia Professor 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.