Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Dartmouth

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Dartmouth: Thinking with Nancy K. Frankenberry and Ronald M. Green

Saturday, May 30, 2015
041 Haldeman Hall
Free & open to all

This one-day symposium marks the retirement of Nancy Frankenberry and Ronald Green. The symposium focuses on Nancy and Ron’s nationally recognized work in the fields of philosophy of religion and ethics. Robert Neville (Boston University) and Terry Godlove (Hofstra) will engage with Nancy’s work, and Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Karen Lebacqz (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley/Pacific School of Religion) will examine Ron’s. These presentations will be followed by responses by both professors.

Program Schedule

8:30am                 Coffee and morning pastries

9:00am                 Welcome

  • Adrian Randolph, Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities, Dartmouth College
  • Randall Balmer, Chair, Religion Department
  • Susan Ackerman, Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion


  • Robert C. Neville (Boston University)
  • Title: "Nancy Frankenberry: Philosopher of Religion, Radical Empiricist, Herald of Contingency"

10:15-10:30am    Break


  • Terry F. Godlove (Hofstra University)
  • Title: "Subjectivity, Enchantment, and Truth: Frankenberry Among the Puritans"


  • Response from Nancy K. Frankenberry

Lunch Break


  • Karen Lebacqz (Pacific School of Religion)
  • Title: "On Hope and Hard Choices: A Tribute to Ronald M. Green"

2:30-2:45pm      Break


  • Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Title: "Ronald Green: The Paradoxes of Inwardness in Kant and Kierkegaard"


  • Response from Ronald M. Green


  • Panel response: Nancy K. Frankenberry, Terry F. Godlove, Ronald M. Green, Karen Lebacqz, Robert C. Neville, Stephen Palmquist

4:45-6:00pm   Closing reception in Russo Gallery, Haldeman Hall

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth College Department of Religion, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Ethics Institute.