Contact Info


Phone: (504)  866-8793

Director: Ronna Burger

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, Fall 2014



Wednesday October 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Rogers Memorial Chapel

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 Events of Interest


Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 PM, Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center

Film, "Martin Heidegger: Only a God Can Save Us"

Panel talk with director Jeffrey Van Davis to follow.


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"


Lectures 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

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.

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Contact Info


Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane UniversityDirector: Professor Ronna Burger

Chair: Department of Philosophy


Phone: (504) 866-8793

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

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