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Benjamin Durheim

theology department

Benjamin Durheim

Doctoral Candidate, Systematic Theology

Stokes N330C
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Email: durheim@bc.edu

Advisor/Dissertation Director: John Baldovin, S.J.

EDUCATION

MA, Theology, Saint John’s School of Theology • Seminary (2009)
BA, Theology and Chemistry, Saint John’s University (2007)

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Benjamin Durheim is a doctoral candidate in the Systematics Area.  His research interests include liturgical/sacramental theology, ecclesiology, theological anthropology, and the theologies of Martin Luther, Søren Kierkegaard, and Louis-Marie Chauvet.  He is currently writing his dissertation, drawing into conversation Luther and Chauvet on the connection between liturgy and ethics.

PUBLICATIONS

“Having Patience with the Practice: A Response to Michael Tuck Regarding Communion Without Baptism.”  Forthcoming in Worship. (Written with David Turnbloom)

“Liturgy in the 21st Century.”  In Kevin J. Ahern, ed., Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2013.  21-25.

“The Possibility of Eucharistic Sharing: An Application of John Zizioulas’s Theology.”  Worship 85:4 (July 2011). 290-305.

“The Human as Encounter: Karl Barth’s Theological Anthropology and a Barthian Vision of the Common Good.”  Lumen et Vita 1.1 (2011), Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

“Symbolic Exchange and the Gift: Louis-Marie Chauvet and Jacques Derrida in Dialogue.”  Obsculta 4 (2011), Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary.

“All the World is Church: The Christian Call in Henri de Lubac.”  Obsculta 2 (2009): 38-42.  Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary.

CONFERENCES

Presenter, Teaching Theology and Handing on the Faith: Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, “To Speak and to Listen: Louis-Marie Chauvet and the Receptivity of the Christian Liturgical Assembly.”  Creighton University, Omaha, NE. May 2013.

Panel Presenter, Seducers, Thinkers, and Believers: Celebrate Kierkegaard’s 200th Birthday.  St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland, ME. May 2013.

Presenter, Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Academy of Religion, “The Body and the Self: Is There any Distinction?  A Critique of Louis-Marie Chauvet.”  Baltimore, MD. March 2013.

Visitor, Annual Meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy.  Albuquerque, NM. January 2013.

Presenter, Engaging Particularities X, “Giving Ourselves: Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Liturgy.”  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. March 2012.

Facilitator, Liturgy session and working group, Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians Envision the Future of The Church 50 Years after Vatican II.  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. March 2012.

Planning Committee Member, Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians Envision the Future of the Church 50 Years after Vatican II.  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. March 2012.

Visitor, Annual Meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy.  Montreal, CA. January 2012.

Facilitator, Adult Forum. “Reflecting on Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling.” Christ Lutheran Church, Natick, MA. Feb-Mar 2011.

Respondent, Liturgy, Ethics, and the Interpretation of Vatican II.  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. Responded to Marion Dürr, “Sunday Services Without Priests: Possibilities in the New German Book for the Liturgy of the Word on Sundays and Feasts.” March 2010.

Presenter, Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature. Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN. “Trinitarian Theology for Inter-Denominational Eucharistic Celebration: The Contribution of John Zizioulas.” April 2007.

Presenter, Great Plains Undergraduate Research Conference.  “Trinitarian Theology for Inter-Denominational Eucharistic Celebration: The Contribution of John Zizioulas.” March 2007.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Introduction to Christian Theology (Michael Himes)
PULSE/The Person and Social Responsibility (M. Shawn Copeland)