Contact Info


Phone: (504)  866-8793

Director: Ronna Burger, Department of Philosophy

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel:

Newcomb Campus
1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
[Google Maps link]

Judeo-Christian Studies Chair


Upcoming Events, Spring 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 2 to 4 p.m.

Rogers Memorial Chapel Seminar Room

The Hugh McCloskey Evans Memorial Lecture

Dante's Inferno: Biblical Tradition and Greek Philosophy

Speaker: Steven Berg, Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University, Louisville

Discussion Leader: Michael Golluber, St. John’s College, Santa Fe


medieval-political-philosophyMonday, April 20, 2015 - 7 p.m.

Rogers Memorial Chapel

The Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Memorial Lecture

Prophet, King, and Philosopher in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Thought

Joshua Parens

Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas

Douglas Kries

Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J., Professor of Christian Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Joseph MacFarland

St. John’s College, Annapolis

Panel with the Directors of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2014 Summer Seminar, "Medieval Political Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian".


Events are in the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, Newcomb Campus of Tulane University, 1229 Broadway. They are open to the University community and public at no charge. For further information call 504-866-8793 or e-mail


Events, Fall 2014



Wednesday October 22, 2014

Kathleen and John F. Bricker Memorial Lecture

Jacob Howland

"Kierkegaard on Theodicy, Law, and Love"

Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, where he has received several teaching awards since he arrived in 1988, after completing his PhD in Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. He has written and lectured on Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, and Kierkegaard, on the Hebrew Scriptures and the Talmud, and on Holocaust literature. Along with numerous articles, he is the author of The Republic: The Odyssey of Philosophy (MacMillan 1993, Paul Dry 2004), The Paradox of Political Philosophy (Roman & Littlefield 1998), Kierkegaard and Socrates: A Study of Philosophy and Faith (Cambridge 2006), and Plato and the Talmud (Cambridge 2011).


Other Lectures

Friday, November 14, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Rogers Memorial Chapel Seminar Room
Stephen Palmquist, Professor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Kant on Obedience and Resistance to Authority"

Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair

Prof. Ronna Burger, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, is the Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair in Judeo-Christian Studies. This chair was endowed through a generous gift of Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman. Prof. Burger’s intellectual path has taken her from an early interest in the Bible and its interpretation to Greek philosophy and most recently to the question of the relation between them. This path is reflected in her scholarly pursuits and her teaching at Tulane, where she has found an intellectual home for over three decades.

Read more about Professor Burger's appointment

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel 

Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel Location:

Newcomb Campus of Tulane University

1229 Broadway St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

[Google Maps link]

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000