GONZAGA SOCRATIC CLUB PURPOSE
Founded in Fall 2004, 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.
GONZAGA SOCRATIC CLUB ADVISORY
The activities of the Gonzaga Socratic Club are planned by the
Club Director, David Calhoun, in consultation with the Gonzaga
Socratic Club Advisory Board:
Brian Clayton, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga
Brent Diebel, Lecturer, Gonzaga University (Gonzaga
University M.A. in Philosophy)
Douglas Kries, Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University
Richard McClelland, Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University
Alyssa Pitstick, Independent Scholar (Gonzaga University M.A. in
Margaret Rankin, Gonzaga BA 2006
Chris Sparks, Gonzaga BA 2009
Catherine Tkacz, Independent Scholar, Spokane WA
Michael Tkacz, Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University
News stories on the Gonzaga Socratic Club include the following:
Harrington, Katherine. "Socratic
Club seeks to understand Christian beliefs: New group inspired
by Oxford University club founded in 1941 to discuss the
origin of Christian belief." Gonzaga Bulletin 10/1/04.
Heinrich, Chris. "Socratic
Discusses 'New Atheism' ." Gonzaga Bulletin 02/29/08.
"C. S. Lewis' Legacy Kept Alive at GU: Professors and students
celebrate the life, works of Christian philosopher and
author." Gonzaga Bulletin 12/5/2013. http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/news/article_55b00b26-5d4f-11e3-ad9f-0019bb30f31a.html
Tormey, Peter. "Socratic
aims to 'follow the truth, wherever it leads.' " Gonzaga
7.3 (Winter, 2006): 5
OXFORD SOCRATIC CLUB
The Gonzaga Socratic Club is modeled after the 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.
Information about the Oxford Socratic Club can be found here:
Mitchell, Christopher W. "University
Battles: C. S. Lewis and the Oxford University Socratic Club."
Stroud, Robert. "The
Socratic Club: Religious Debate at Oxford University."
C. S. LEWIS
Information about C. S. Lewis is
available from a number of print and online sources. Here
are three good places to begin:
Into the Wardrobe: A C. S.
Lewis web site
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis Foundation
For further information about the Gonzaga Socratic
Club or to propose topics or speakers for future meetings,
contact the Club Director:
509 313 6743
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