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2014

Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Prophet

Tuesday, July 22, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus: St. Ignatius Church (Mass); Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room (lecture)

Presentation by Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., professor of systematic theology, on the occasion of the sixth annual Mary Magdala Day Celebration. Event details and registration


 

 

Past Events of 2014:

Candlemas Lecture: Post-Western Christianity and the Post-Christian West

February 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Gasson Hall, Room 305
Sponsors: BC Institute for the Liberal Arts

Lecture by Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Professor of Art History at Yale University. Event details


 

Dating God: Intimacy, Prayer, and Franciscan Spirituality

February 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Sponsors: C21 and Theology Dept

Presentation by Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, blogger, columnist for America, and BC doctoral student in systematic theology. Video from C21 Videos


 

Pope Francis and the Future of the Global Church

February 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsors: C21 and Boisi Center

Panel discussion moderated by systematic theology professor M. Shawn Copeland. Systematic theology professor Richard Gaillardetz is among the panelists. BC also welcomes panelists Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College, and Mar Muñoz-Visoso, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. Video from Boisi Center


 

Engaging Particularities XII: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue,Theology of Religions and Missiology

Thursday, March 20–Friday, March 21
March 20: Boston College Alumni House, Newton Campus
March 21: 5th Floor Conference Room, McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill Campus

Sponsors: U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue, BC Theology Dept

Graduate students of BC's comparative theology program will hold their annual spring conference. This year's theme is "Pedagogy and Practice." Event details




Revelation and Interreligious Dialogue

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Sponsors: C21 and BC Theology Dept

O'Brien Lecture presented by Rowan Williams, Emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of Theology, Cambridge University.

2013

Between Past and Future: Centenary Celebration of Paul Ricoeur

Saturday, December 7
Chestunut Hill Campus, Higgins 300
Sponsors: BC Theology Dept, Psychology of the Other Institute at Lesley University

Boston College Department of Philosophy Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series

2:00–3:30 p.m. Rethinking Ricoeur
Moderator: Eileen Sweeney
Panelists: Brian Treanor, Timo Helenius, James Taylor

4:00–5:30 p.m. Remembering Ricoeur
Moderator: Jeffrey Bloechl
Panelists: Richard Kearney, David Rasmussen, Richard Cobb-Stevens

For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


 

Iconography and Myth: from Nebuchadnezzar to the Fallen Angels

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium

Presentation by Jonathan Ben-Dov (Haifa University). Event details


 

Religious Diversity and the Common Good (Boston College Sesquicentennial Symposium)

Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

A variety of speakers gathered to discuss the common good in a pluralistic society, including theology professor, Catherine Cornille. Video, audio, photos and transcripts


 

Women for a Contemporary Church: A Conversation

Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: C21, BC School of Theology and Ministry, BC Theology Dept

A panel discussion including Francine Cardman, M. Shawn Copeland, and Megan McCabe. The moderator will be Patricia DeLeeuw. Video by C21


 

Meditation, Interfaith Learning, & Social Service: Deep Learning Across Religious Boundaries

Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Retreat/workshop led by theology professor, John Makransky with Paul F. Knitter (Union Theological Seminary).


 

Collegiality in Church Leadership

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus
Sponsors: C21, BC Theology Dept

Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland and Canon lawyer, interviewed by theology professor, Richard Gaillardetz. Video by C21


 

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovery, Scandal, Mysteries

Thursday, October 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Higgins 310

A public lecture and discussion with theology professors, David Vanderhooft and Yonder Gillihan. Event details


 

Therese, My Love by Julia Kristeva

Tuesday, October 15, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, 205 Heights Room
Sponsors: BC Theology and Philosophy Depts

Talk by Professor Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII Diderot, Emeritus) on her new book, Therese, My Love. Other publications by Prof. Kristeva include This Incredible Need to Believe (2009) andTheir Gaze Pierces our Shadows (with Jean Vanier) (2011). For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


 

A Tragedy and a Dream:  Disability Revisited

Tuesday, October 15, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, 205 Heights Room
Sponsors: Consulate General of France, BC Theology Dept

Boston College Department of Philosophy Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series

The Philosophy Department of Boston College with the Psychology and the Other Institute at Lesley University welcome Professor Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII Diderot, Emeritus). For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


 

From Plurality to Solidarity through Justice

Friday, October 4, 12:30–4:00 p.m.

Symposium with John Baumann, S.J., Catherine Cornille, Larry Gordon, and Nancy Pineda-Madrid. Video


 

Beyond Ignorance, Hostility, and Fear: Organizing for Justice by Embracing Religious and Ethnic Passion

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

A public lecture by John Bauman, S.J. Video


 

Living Catholicism: Roles and Relationships for a Contemporary World

Thursday, October 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsors: C21 and BC Theology Dept

A public lecture by Father Michael Himes. Video by C21