Engaging Particularities II:

New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue,
Theology of Religions and Missiology

 

Boston College

26-28 March 2004

 

Please see the report on our conference

 

Schedule of Events

Friday 26 March 2004

Newton Campus, Barat House

5:00-9:00 PM

Dinner

Opening Remarks

Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue

Maureen O'Connell ( Boston College ) – “Remembrancing the Other: Historical Consciousness and Interreligious Dialogue”

* Respondent Joy Galarneau ( Fordham University )

Tisha Rajendra ( Boston College ) – “Distinct from What? The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics and Inter-religious Dialogue”

* Respondent KC Choi ( Boston College )

Saturday 27 March 2004

Chestnut Hill Campus, St. Mary's Hall First Floor Conference Room

10:30 AM -12:30 PM: Comparative Theology

Thomas Cattoi ( Boston College ) – “The Eternal Logos and the Dharmakaya: the Cosmic Christology of Maximos the Confessor and Haribhadra's Understanding of Apratisthita Nirvana”

* Respondent Ilina Abadjieva ( Boston College )

John Sheveland ( Boston College ) – “Unexpected Correspondences in Karl Barth's Theological Anthropology and Yoga Discipline”

* Respondent Chris Vandegeer ( Regis College – Toronto )

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-3:00 PM: Feminism and Evangelization: Panel Discussion

MT Davila ( Boston College )

Deborah Luchenbill ( Boston University )

Tiffany Steinwert ( Boston University School of Theology)

* Respondent Septemmy Lakawa ( Boston University )

3:00-3:30 PM: Break

3:30-5:30 PM: Missiology

Christine Baudin ( St. Louis University ) – “'Hindoos and Mohammedans': Henry Westropp's Religious Worldview and Missionary Methodology”

* Respondent Kerry San Chirico ( Boston College )

Bienvenu Mayemba ( Weston Jesuit School of Theology) – “Building a New Humanity Without Fears and Tears: A Preferential Option for Peace and Dialogue”

* Respondent M. Gabriel Germann ( Loyola University – Chicago )

5:30-6:30 PM: Eucharist

6:30 PM: Dinner

Sunday 28 March 2004

Chestnut Hill Campus, St. Mary's Hall First Floor Conference Room

10:30-11:30 AM: Wisdom Literatures

Selva Rathinam ( Jesuit School of Theology – Berkeley ) – “Early Indian Thought: A Key to Unlock Qoheleth”

* Respondent Catherine Muldoon ( Boston College )

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Developing Comparative Theology Research: A Round-Table Discussion

Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski ( Boston College )

John Sheveland ( Boston College )

Tracy Tiemeier ( Boston College )

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-3:30 PM: Humanity in Comparative Perspective

Dan Scheid ( Boston College ) – “You Are What You Eat: Perspectives on Food and Human Life”

* Respondent Peter Fritz ( Boston College )

Christopher Vena ( Marquette University ) – “Exploring the Biological Roots of Religious Embodiment”

* Respondent Adrianne Nagy ( Boston College )


For information or questions about paper topics, contact Tracy Tiemeier tiemeier@bc.edu.


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