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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.