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New Models of Religious Understanding Conference (Centre for Philosophy of Religion)

New Models of Religious Understanding

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Location: Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN

This conference marks the end of a research project funded by The Templeton Foundation/ Fordham University and hosted by the Centre for Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College.


9.30         Registration
10.00       Religious Understanding, Naturalism and Desire
                Dr Fiona Ellis, Heythrop College
11.30        Coffee
12.00        Is religion a form of understanding or a species of ignorance? What does it understand?
                 Professor Keith Ward, Heythrop College, Heythrop College
1.30          Lunch (provided)
2.30          The Twilight of the Gods
                Professor Roger Scruton, University of Oxford
4.00          Coffee
4.30          Title TBC, Professor Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University
6.00          Wine Reception


Please register by email, with the conference fee payable on the day. To register please send your full name in an email to, indicating your fees category:

  • Standard - £10
  • HAAS - £5
  • University of London faculty/students – no charge
  • Students/Concession/Over 65 – no charge
Contact Name: Kyle Scott
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