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.

May 31, 2018

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."

May 31, 2018

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.

May 31, 2018

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.

Mar 26, 2018

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.

Feb 26, 2018

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.”

Nov 20, 2017

Dale Jamieson Gives World Philosophy Day Lecture on Loving Nature

NC State’s third World Philosophy Day Lecture was given on Thursday, November 16. The speaker was Dale Jamieson, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at New York University, who spoke on “Loving Nature.”