The Society of Philosophy of Religion

The studies of the first Society of Philosophy of Religion in Turkey go on.

The Society of Philosophy of Religion
Despite the fact that since 1970's there are philosophy of religion programs within either divinity schools or in faculties of arts and letters, it is quite difficult to say that the discussions, theories and activities concerning philosophy of religion at universities in Turkey are developed enough or present a satisfactory condition. The poor condition of the scholarship concerning philosophy of religion in Turkey may become more visible if we compare the width, depth and effectiveness of the relevant scholarship in Turkish universities to the situation in European and American universities.

The issues considered within the area of philosophy of religion have a popular dimension as well as a rather academic dimension.

In today's world, so many issues that address popular interests, or discussions from which majority of people cannot remain secluded can properly be placed within the area of philosophy of religion. One may include in these issues the fact of religious diversity and the interpretation of scientific data concerning the beginning of the universe, which have been widely discussed by various media. Unfortunately, the scholarship of philosophy of religion in Turkey is far away from playing an effective role and providing guidance in this kind of discussions.

Based on the academic-professional as well as popular needs in this regard, the Society of Philosophy of Religion was established in May 2007. The society is established with the purpose of serving for the enhancement of the studies in philosophy of religion, so that they claim a more respectable and effective position within intellectual and academic life. The society is also designed to promote the role of philosophy of religion at the societal level by encouraging more balanced and reasonable viewpoints in popular discussions concerning religious issues.

The activities and programs that shall be carried out by the society of philosophy religion might be of interest for those who study any one of the scientific branches that can be classified under religious studies, such as history of religions, psychology of religion, as well as those who study philosophy of religion and various branches of philosophy as their academic pursuit.

The success of the society in realizing its academic-professional goals as well as its popular societal goals may only result from the cooperation of wholeheartedly dedicated individuals.

The contact information of the Despite the fact that since 1970's there are philosophy of religion programs within either divinity schools or in faculties of arts and letters, it is quite difficult to say that the discussions, theories and activities concerning philosophy of religion at universities in Turkey are developed enough or present a satisfactory condition. The poor condition of the scholarship concerning philosophy of religion in Turkey may become more visible if we compare the width, depth and effectiveness of the relevant scholarship in Turkish universities to the situation in European and American universities.

The issues considered within the area of philosophy of religion have a popular dimension as well as a rather academic dimension. In today's world, so many issues that address popular interests, or discussions from which majority of people cannot remain secluded can properly be placed within the area of philosophy of religion. One may include in these issues the fact of religious diversity and the interpretation of scientific data concerning the beginning of the universe, which have been widely discussed by various media. Unfortunately, the scholarship of philosophy of religion in Turkey is far away from playing an effective role and providing guidance in this kind of discussions.

Based on the academic-professional as well as popular needs in this regard, the Society of Philosophy of Religion was established in May 2007. The society is established with the purpose of serving for the enhancement of the studies in philosophy of religion, so that they claim a more respectable and effective position within intellectual and academic life. The society is also designed to promote the role of philosophy of religion at the societal level by encouraging more balanced and reasonable viewpoints in popular discussions concerning religious issues.

The activities and programs that shall be carried out by the society of philosophy religion might be of interest for those who study any one of the scientific branches that can be classified under religious studies, such as history of religions, psychology of religion, as well as those who study philosophy of religion and various branches of philosophy as their academic pursuit.

The success of the society in realizing its academic-professional goals as well as its popular societal goals may only result from the cooperation of wholeheartedly dedicated individuals.

The contact info of The Society of Philosophy of Religion:

Web: www.dfd.org.tr E-Posta: [email protected]

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 22:59
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