The CT PhD colloquia focus on historical and methodological questions relevant to Comparative Theology as a whole, as well as texts and themes specific to a particular religious tradition but with broader comparative implications. The first semester of the 2009-2010 colloquium will focus on a close reading of the challenges for Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue as developed in Catherine Cornille’s The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue (2008). In the second semester, we will study recent Christian Commentaries on Hindu Sacred Texts. This should allow participants to become more familiar with those texts, while also engaging in a comparative exercise with the Christian tradition.
All CT PhD majors are required to participate in the seminar in each year
of their program (unless the student is away from campus as part of his
or her PhD program). Second year PhD CT majors register to receive pass-fail
credit (3 credit hours total, received in spring semester). The course
is required but non-credit for all other CT PhD majors. Minors are also
welcome to participate in this annual seminar.
Texts are provided to participants free of charge.
Fridays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
221 Campanella Way 335
The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, intro and chapter 1 (Glenn Willis)
The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, chapter 2 (Karen Enriquez)
The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, chapter 3 and reflection on September symposium on Interreligious Hermeneutics (Bagus Laksana)
The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, chapter 4 (Kevin Johnson)
The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue, chapter 5 (Jillian Stout and Emma O”Donnell)
Hindu texts, overview
Christian Commentaries on the Bhagavadgita (Erik Ranstrom)
Christian Commentaries on the Bhagavadgita (Stephanie Peetersen)
Christian Commentary on the Narada Sutras (Chris Conway)
Christian Commentary on The Three Sutras of the Srivaishnavas
Prof. Francis Clooney
If you have any questions about the 2009-2010 seminar, contact Catherine Cornille.
In 2010-2011, James Morris will lead the seminar with a focus on Islam. In 2011-2012, Ruth Langer will lead the seminar with a focus on Judaism.