Rasoul Rasoulipour

Rasoul Rasoulipour

Rasoul Rasoulipour 

Assistant Professor
Contact Number: 02634550704 & 02188306651
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Education

B.A. Degree: Theology, Dept. of Theology, Shahid Motahari University, Tehran, Iran, 1986

M.A. Degree: Philosophy & Islamic Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy, Shahid Motahari University, Tehran, Iran, 1989

Dissertation: "A Study of the Final Cause in the Islamic Philosophy"

Ph.D. Degree: Philosophy of Religious Language, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune, Pune (Poona), India, 2000

Thesis: "A Study of the Cognitive Function of Religious Language"

Supervisor: Professor S.S. More, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Pune, Pune (Poona), India

Post-Doctorate: Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, 2007, 2008 (under supervision of Prof. Alvin Plantinga)

Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, 2009-10 (under supervision of Prof. John Cavadini)

 

Employment

Regular Faculty, Dept. of Philosophy, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran (since 1989)

Non-Regular Faculty, Dept. of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (2009-2012)

Non-Regular Faculty, Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (2013)

Non-Regular Faculty, Shahid Motahari University, Tehran, Iran (since 2013)

 

Positions

Research Assistant of the Dean, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Kharazmi University, (1991-2)

Relations Assistant of the Representative, the Supreme Leader's Office, Kharazmi University, (1992-3)

Dean of Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Kharazmi University, (2001-7)

Director, Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Organization for Islamic Culture and Relations, Tehran, Iran (2007-9)

Member the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (since 2006)

Head, Department of Theology, Shahid Motahari University, Tehran, Iran (since 2013)

Dean of Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Kharazmi University, (since March 2014)

 

Lecturing

Philosophy of Religion, Logic (Modern & Classic), Theology (Modern & Classic), Philosophy (Islamic & Western)

 

Expertise and Favorite

 Philosophy of Religion, Interfaith Dialogues 

 

 

Research Programs

(1) Academic Visiting, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, UK, June-August 2005, Philosophical Project on 'Decision to Believe', under supervision of Prof. Richard Swinburne.

(2) Academic Visiting, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, UK, March 2006, Philosophical Project on 'Blaming for Disbelief', under supervision of Prof. Richard Swinburne.

(3) Academic Visiting, Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame University, IN, US, August-September 2007, Philosophical Project on 'Religious Belief', under supervision of Prof. Alvin Plantinga.

(4) Academic Visiting, Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame University, Indiana, US, July-August 2008, Philosophical Project on 'Religious Belief', under supervision of Prof. Alvin Plantinga.

(5) Post-Doctoral Research at University of Notre Dame and teaching a course on "Shiism and Catholicism", Department of Theology, ND, Indiana, US, September 2009- May 2010.

(6) Research Scholar at University of Notre Dame and teaching a course on "Shiism and Catholicism", Department of Theology, ND, Indiana, US, January-June 2011

(7) Non-Regular Faculty, University of Notre Dame and teaching a course on "Science, Faith and Reason”, Department of Theology, ND, Indiana, US, January-June 2012

(8) Non-Regular Faculty, University of Notre Dame, Institute for Church Life; doing a research on “Religious Healing” sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, June-August 2013

(9) Visiting and Research at the Franciscan School, St. Bonaventure University, Buffalo, New York, August 2014

 

Articles

(I) "Critique of the Final Causality", Daneshgah-e Enghelab, Tehran, Iran, 1991

(2) "The Koran & the New Generation", Jehad-e Daneshgahi, Tehran, Iran, 1994

(3) "The Student Culture & the Cultural Student", Souvenir, University of Pune, Pune, India, 1996

(4) "The Function of Religious Language of Quran", Journal of New Religious Thinking, Qom, Iran, 2008

(5) "Religious Belief", Journal of Ketabe Mahe Din, Tehran, Iran, 2009

(6) “God and Morality”, Richard Swinburne, (translation into Farsi), Journal of Ketabe Mahe Din, Tehran, Iran, 2009 

(7) "Religion and Society” (in English), Dialogue, Vol.3, No.1, Tehran, Iran, 2011.

(8) “New Look at Avicenna’s Metaphysics”, A Book Review & Panel Discussion, Journal of Ketabe Mahe Falsafeh, Tehran, Iran, 2012

(9) "Religion and Society" (in Farsi), Specialized Quarterly Magazin on World Religions, No.1, Tehran, Iran, 2012

(10) "Rereading Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion", Nameh Hekmat, Imam Sadiq University (forthcoming)

(11) “A Criticism on Simon de Beauvoir’s View on Marriage and Family”, Journal of Matin, Tehran, Iran, No. 59, Summer 2013

(12) “Alvin Plantinga”, Journal of Philosophical Belief, Tehran, Iran, No. 3, September 2013

(13) "Book Symposium, Plantinga's Warranted Christian Belief", Journal of Ketabe Mahe Din, Tehran, Iran, No. 195, December 2013

(14) “The Effect of Will on Knowledge: A Historical Investigation”, Isharat (Biannual Journal for Philosophy and Theology), Kharazmi University, Spring & Summer 2014

(15) “Guidance, Divine Grace, and Human Free Will in Christianity and Shiite Islam”, Specialized Quarterly Magazine on World Religions, Tehran, Iran, 2015

(16) “Plantinga and Conflict between Science and Religion”, Isharat, Kharazmi University, Spring & Summer 2016

(17) “Jean-Luc Marion Examines the Borders of Logic” by Bruce Ellis Benson, A Translation published in Kherad-Nameh, Spring and Summer 2016

(18) “Evaluating of Woman Place in Contemporary Arabic and Persian Literature”, Journal of Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, September 2016

(19) “Main Reasons against Unnatural Marriage and its Wreckful Role on the Institution of Marriage and Family,” Journal of Politics and Law, Vol. 9, No. 7, June 2016

(20) “Blameless Divorce and its Effect on the Family,” International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Vol. 3, No 2, September 2016

(21) “Atheism: Nature, Foundations, and Grounds”, Journal of Nameh Hekmat, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, March 2017

 

Books

(1) The Web of Belief, W.V. Quine & J.S. Ullian, Translation into Farsi, A'een-e Honar-e Iran Publication, Tehran, Iran, 2003

(2) The Languages of Logic, Samuel Guttenplan, Translation into Farsi (forthcoming).

(3) Science and Religion in Quest of Truth by John Polkinghorne (Translation Farsi, forthcoming)

(4) Hume’s Natural Religion: Rereading Hume’s ‘Dialogues concerning Natural Religion’, (forthcoming).

(5) Sacredness of the Other, Love and Healing, a research project sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US: http://www.fetzer.org/our-work/advisory-council

 

Conference Presentations

(1) "The True Nature of Religious Language", The World Conference of Mulla Sadra, Tehran, Iran, 1999

(2) "Epistemological Justifiability of Religious Beliefs", The International Conference of Cognitive Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2001

(3) "The Role of Religion in the Contemporary World", A Dialogue between Islam and Christianity, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Kiev, Apr. 2007

(4) "Jihad in Islam", A Dialogue between Islam and Christianity, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, Apr. 2008

(5) “Buddhism and Islam”, Mahachulalong University, Thailand, Feb. 2009

(6) “Religion and Society", A Dialogue between Islam and Christianity, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Tehran, 2010

(7) "The Impact of Anti-Rational Religiosity on the Advent of Religious Philosophies: Christian Philosophy and Islamic Philosophy", The World Philosophy Day, Tehran, Nov. 2010

(8) “Science and Religion”, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (Notre Dame, USA), London, UK, Sep. 2011

(9) “Stories of Practical Holiness: An Exercise in Interreligious Understanding”, the Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, USA, Feb. 2011

(10) “Church and Islam”, A Dialogue between Islam and Christianity, the Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, USA, Apr. 2011

(11) “St. Francis of Assisi; A Muslim Perspective”, the Fetzer Institute’s Global Gathering, Assisi, Italy, Sep. 2012

(12) “Forgiveness and Education,” International Colloquium, Museum of World Religions, Birmingham, UK, Oct. 2013

(13) “Forgiveness & Reconciliation in Iran”, International Symposium on Forgiveness and Reconciliation, GNNSJ, Birmingham, UK, Apr. 2014

(14) “Religious Belief and Human’s Origin”, The International Conference of the Philosophical Thought of Murtada Mutahhari, Qom, Iran, May 2014

(15) “Family: as the First Sanctuary”, Humanum, Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium, Vatican City, Nov. 2014

(16) “Muslims and Christians Living in Society”, Muslim-Christian Summit III, Rome, Italy, Dec. 2014

(17) “Religious Extremism and Violence”, A Conference on the Approach of Islam and Christianity Towards Religious Extremism and Violence, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Apr. 2015

(18) “Sectarian Exclusivism”, The World Beyond Global Disorder, Rhodes Forum, Greece, Oct. 2015

(19) “Islam and Blasphemy”, 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, Oct. 2015

(20) “Three Kinds of Dialogue”, The First International Conference on the Need for Dialogue among Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Dec. 2015

(21) “Deepening A Sense of the Sacred”, A Workshop of World Religions and Spiritualties organized by the Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jan. 2016

(22) “Tsunami and Theodicy: Where Was God in the Tsunami”, Forth International Conference of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Jan. 2016

(23) “The Place of Islamic Philosophy in the World Inter-Philosophical Relations”, The First National on the Islamic Philosophy and the Questions Ahead, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Mar. 2016

(24) “Human Dignity: Foundation for Peace and Security”, Fourth Christian-Muslim Summit, Tehran, Nov. 2016

(25) “City of God and City of Man”, Fifth International Conference of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, The World Studies Center, University of Tehran, Tehran, Jan. 2017

(26) “Defining the Essence of Palliative Care for Older People: Religions Together”, A Workshop organized by Maruzza Foundation and Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome, Mar. 2017

 

Supervision and Advising Dissertations and Theses

45 M.A. dissertations

7 Ph.D. theses