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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 BOARD

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 University
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 (retired)
Alyssa Pitstick, Independent Scholar (Gonzaga University M.A. in Philosophy)
Margaret Rankin, Gonzaga BA 2006
Chris Sparks, Gonzaga BA 2009
Catherine Tkacz, Independent Scholar, Spokane WA
Michael Tkacz, Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University


GONZAGA SOCRATIC CLUB PRESS

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 Club Discusses 'New Atheism' ."  Gonzaga Bulletin 02/29/08.

Middleton, Trevor.  "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 (accessed 12/8/2013).

Tormey, Peter.  "Socratic Club 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 Chronicles

C. S. Lewis Foundation

INFORMATION

For further information about the Gonzaga Socratic Club or to propose topics or speakers for future meetings, contact the Club Director:

David Calhoun
509 313 6743

calhoun@gem.gonzaga.edu

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2005-2016 David H. Calhoun.  Papers available on this site are used by permission of the authors.  Site last updated March 12, 2016.