Timeline

Final Session: Teaching Philosophy of Religion Inclusively to Diverse Students

January 22, 2022

On March 20, 2022, the concluding Wabash Center-funded workshop explores and experiments with the pedagogical theories and practices participants have developed over the past 18 months. The in-person session will record the group’s methods to introduce students to philosophical methods from diverse traditions. Read More

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Topics and Categories for Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion: NEH Mini-Conference

January 21, 2022

On March 18-20, 2020, nearly two dozen global-critical philosophers of religion will participate in a NEH-supported mini-conference that explores alternative sets of topics, methods, and aims for global-critical philosophy of religion. Presentations will later be developed as essays and collected into a volume to be published with Bloomsbury. Read more

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Cross-Cultural Conceptions of the Self: South Asia, Africa, and East Asia

January 3, 2022

In 2022,  a group of eleven participants are critically examining how to study “self.” The proposal breaks with the orientalist, epistemic problematics of the “East-West” dichotomy through scholarly conversations on “persistence.” Outcomes will be posted on this website summer and fall 2022. Read more

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Teaching Philosophy of Religion Inclusively to Diverse Students: November 2021 Zoom Meeting

November 23, 2021

Funded by the Wabash Center ,  18 participants from across three continents gathered online for across two days in order to discuss strategies and approaches for teaching philosophy of religion inclusively. Gereon Kopf hosted the entire, two-year grant project online using cloud-based file-sharing and videoconferencing. Read more

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Teaching Philosophy of Religion Inclusively to Diverse Students

November 23, 2021

The Wabash Foundation-funded project  prepares faculty to teach courses in philosophy of religion from multiple perspectives and to provide a safe space for students to explore a diversity of positions and to encounter a variety of religious truth claims on their own terms. The final, in-person meeting of the project…

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NEH Workshop: Developing New Questions and Categories for Cross-Cultural Inquiry

October 9, 2021

Through an National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant awarded in 2020, scholars of diverse philosophical and religious traditions will gather at Drake University to propose, test, and modify a set of categories and questions for cross-cultural philosophy of religion. Read more…

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Teaching Philosophy of Religion Inclusively to Diverse Students

January 11, 2021

Funded by the Wabash Center ,  18 participants from across three continents gathered online to discuss strategies and approaches for teaching philosophy of religion inclusively. Read more…

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Multi-Entry Volume Workshop on Zoom

August 12, 2020

The contributing authors for the multi-entry teaching volume gathered online for a series of meetings to workshop each other’s draft chapters. Contributors presented their work as well as responded to others in breakout sessions. The meetings laid groundwork for the Wabash Foundation-funded project on inclusive teaching. Read more…

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Teaching Philosophy of Religion Inclusively to Diverse Students

August 8, 2020

Funded by the Wabash Center ,  18 participants from across three continents gathered online to discuss strategies and approaches for teaching philosophy of religion inclusively. Read more  

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2019 AAR Seminar

November 23, 2019

The 2019 session overviews the “Multi-Entry Approach to Philosophy of Religion,” an anthology of collected essays functions as a teaching manual for courses in philosophy of religion that embrace a global-critical approach. Each chapter introduces a philosophical system, contextualizes it in a religious tradition, outlines philosophy of religion from this standpoint, and assesses other approaches from this standpoint. Read more…

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2018 AAR Seminar

November 20, 2018

The 2018 session discussed papers that re-imagine philosophy of religion in a globally inclusive or critically engaged manner. What is the nature of the self? What are the criteria for selfhood? When and from where does the self emerge? What are the trajectories or paths of the self? What are obstacles along the way…

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Summer Workshop at Drake University

September 2, 2018

15 scholars met at Drake University for a two-day workshop organized by Tim Knepper to generate topics and materials for undergraduate courses in philosophy of religion. The workshop was supported by the Wabash Center, the Drake Center for the Humanities , and The Comparison Project . Read more…

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Cross-Cultural, Multi-Religious Approaches, University of Leeds

July 4, 2018

Mikel Burley organized a conference on innovations in the philosophical study of religion in a pluralistic world. Read more…

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2017 AAR Seminar

November 19, 2017

The 2017 session considered visions for an undergraduate textbook in globally inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion. What are the learning objectives of an upper-level undergraduate course in globally inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion? How might they inform the design of a textbook? Read more…

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2016 AAR Seminar

September 11, 2017

The 2016 seminar, “Toward an Undergraduate Textbook in Global-CriticalPhilosophy of Religion: Learning Objectives, Content, Structure,” gathered to discuss visions for an undergraduate textbook in globally inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion. Read more…

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Bath-Spa Colloquium on Teaching Non-Western Philosophy

March 18, 2017

in response to their call for papers, Tim Knepper and Gereon Kopf presented  overviews of the textbook and teaching companion publications. Read more…

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2015 AAR Seminar

November 21, 2015

The inaugural, 2015 session of the “Global Critical Philosophy of Religion Seminar” is devoted to determining the key topics or categories that will structure the content of the book. What core topics or problems should appear in a religiously inclusive and critically informed philosophy of religion? Read more…

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