2019 Newsletter

Jun 7, 2019

In Brief: More News From the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Some further news from the department is presented briefly here.

Jun 7, 2019

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."

Jun 7, 2019

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.

Apr 17, 2019

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.

Mar 26, 2019

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.

Mar 15, 2019

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.

Feb 28, 2019

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.”

Jan 3, 2019

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.

Nov 23, 2018

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.”

Oct 1, 2018

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.