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The Gonzaga Socratic Club seeks to promote open philosophical inquiry into the Christian worldview.   In the spirit of Socrates, our aim is to "follow the argument wherever it leads" concerning the truth of Christian doctrine and practice.  Anyone interested in philosophical inquiry into Christianity is welcome to participate in the activities of the Gonzaga Socratic Club.  While the word "club" is in the name, there is no membership list or hazing ritual.  Just join us when we meet!

Meetings of the Gonzaga Socratic Club are held once a month during the academic year.  Fall 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the Club's activities.  We continue into our second decade with meetings beginning Fall 2015.

For Spring 2016 we will continue our recent schedule experiment of holding meetings on Monday afternoons.  Spring 2016 meetings will be held on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 in College Hall 101 on the following dates: January 25, March 21, and April 11.  In February, the Gonzaga Socratic Club is co-sponsoring a lecture series organized by the Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute, The Church and Her Scriptures, that runs from Monday February 15 to Wednesday February 17.  Information regarding the current schedule of the Gonzaga Socratic Club's activities, including individual lectures of the Church and Her Scriptures series, can be found here.

The Gonzaga Socratic Club takes its inspiration from the famous Oxford Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941 and presided over by C. S. Lewis from its founding until his move to Cambridge University in 1954.  The Club held a special celebration of C. S. Lewis at the meeting on Friday, November 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death; video of that event is available here.

Audio and video recordings of many recent Gonzaga Socratic Club meetings are now available as links on the archived schedule of events.


To sign up for Gonzaga Socratic Club listserv, with occasional informational emails regarding activities of the club, click here.  For information about the Gonzaga Socratic Club or to propose topics or speakers for future meetings, contact the Club Director:

David Calhoun
509 313 6743


2004-2015 David H. Calhoun.  Papers available on this site are used by permission of the authors.  Site last updated January 21, 2016.