Meetings and Events

Lectures  

Dec 4: Michael Kogan Lecture
"A Christian Nation? The Faith of the Founding Fathers"

Lecture Abstract
In the heat of political campaigns and ideological battles, we frequently hear politicians claiming that America is “a Christian nation.” But an examination of the religions views of the founding fathers reveals how distorted this claim is. The founders rejected the suggestion that any particular religion be officially recognized. In fact, most of them were non-Christians who were determined to avoid any connection between the churches and the new nation. 

University Hall, Room 1070

Thursday, December 4, 8pm


Philosophy and Religion Club

The Philosophy and Religion Club at MSU meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters to discuss topics of common interest, to share snacks, and to socialize. Often a student or faculty presenter kicks off the discussion. Everyone is welcome at club meetings which meet in the philosophy and religion seminar room in Dickson Hall at 4 pm on Thursdays. If you have questions about the philosophy and religion club, please email David Benfield at benfieldd@mail.montclair.edu.

Club Schedule
Majors and Minors: check your email for announcements. Others: to be added to the email list, send an email to Dr. Benfield at the address above.


Women in the Tradition (WIT)

A reading group devoted to works by women in philosophy, past and present. Contact: Dr. Dorothy Rogers: rogersd@mail.montclair.edu


Philosophy and World (PAW)

An ethics speaker series. Contact: Dr. Christopher Herrera: herrerach@mail.montclair.edu


Philosophy & Music Reading Group 

A faculty/student reading group meeting every two weeks. Contact: Dr. Tiger Roholt: tiger.roholt@montclair.edu or, at the Cali School of Music, Dr. Marissa Silverman: silvermanm@mail.montclair.edu  We have a Facebook group.