Joseph J. Godfrey, S.J., Ph.D.

Professor; Hogan Chair in Philosophy
Office: B/L 255
Phone: (610) 660-1551
Website: Faculty Website


1977 Ph.D. Toronto

Professional Experience

Visiting Professor at Santa Clara, at Loyola University Chicago, at Marquette University

Courses Taught

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Atheism



  • Trust of People, Words, and God: A Route for the Philosophy of Religion (Notre Dame, 2012)
  • Philosophy of Religion,  Trust and Suspicion. A Philosophy of Human Hope (Martinus Nijhoff, 1987)


  • articles in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Encyclopedia of Ethics (2nd ed), Philosophy Today, and Bulletin de la Société Américaine de philosophie de langue francaise.
  • article on "Hope" and article on "Trust" in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013
  • "The Future of Pieper's 'Hope and History'" in A Cosmopolitan Hermit, edited by B. Schumacher (Catholic University of America Press, 2009)

Video / Audio Media

  • Philosophy of Religion, Fifteen Lectures, Now You Know Media, forthcoming 2015

Research and Developing

  • book: Philosophy of Religion: A Particularist Introduction: Handbook and Readings
  • developing book on hope, successor to 1987 book on hope

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