Forum on Religion and Scholarship 

Jennifer Wiseman with students in casual discussion

The Forum on Religion and Scholarship seeks to facilitate a discussion within the university community across a broad range of religious and philosophical differences. Working in cooperation with other academic centers and departments at the University of Florida, the Forum seeks to promote dialogue around a spectrum of issues that arise at the intersection of scholarship and religion in the university setting and that are of interest from a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives. The Forum on Religion and Scholarship exists for the mutual benefit of all who grapple with the issues raised by the intersection of religion and scholarship in the university.

“A Comparative Study in Christian and Hindu Theo-poetics”

Dr. Francis X. Clooney, Parkman Professor of Divinity, Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School. Co-Sponsored by The Center of the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) at UF.

Thursday, February 16th, period four (10:40 – 11:30 a.m.) in the Christian Study Center Classroom. Parking is available at First Lutheran Church 1801 NW 5th Avenue.

This event is free and open to the public.

Spring 2012: Theism, Reason, and Faith: In Conversation with the New Atheists

This series of lectures engages issues raised by the so-called “New Atheism” through a conversation between an athiest, an agnostic, and a Christian. The series is in three parts – each part featuring a paper with responses.

Religious Belief, Rationality, and Religious Experience: An Atheist's View

by Gene Witmer | Theism, Reason, and Faith

Immanent Transcendence: A Case for Agnosticism

by Manuel Vasquez | Theism, Reason, and Faith

Making Sense of Moral Experience: In Search of a Best Account

by Richard V. Horner | Theism, Reason, and Faith

Previous Culture Seminar Guests

  • Jennifer Wiseman, Astronomer and Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University and Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

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