This project builds upon another project sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation from 2011-2013 on "Exploring Alternative Concepts of God." It was the first project focusing on work by analytic philosophers on alternative conceptions of the divine to traditional theism. While this project is larger, its scope is more narrow, focusing on pantheism and panentheism and some challenges facing both approaches to thinking about the metaphysics of the divine. The project is running from January 2017 through September 2019.
The project will include workshops by invitation only at the Rutgers Center for Philosophy of Religion and the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, public lectures at Marist College and the University of Birmingham, and a competition for stipends to support proposals by analytic philosophers and analytic theologians working on problems related to pantheism and panentheism.
For more on the project, please see the Project Overview.
Image above by William Blake, the frontispiece to Europe a Prophecy: Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1794). Frontispiece. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-b61c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99