Engaging Particularities II

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

Boston College
26-28 March 2004

In keeping with the 1995 General Congregation of the Society of Jesus's initiatives on interreligious dialogue, the Boston College Jesuit community and Theology Department announce their second annual student conference in the areas of comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, theology of religions and missiology.


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
    Tiffany Steinwert (Boston University School of Theology)
    Deborah Luchenbill (Boston University)
    MT Davila (Boston College)
  • 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 PM

  • 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

  • Daniel 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
    Christopher Vena (Marquette University) – “Exploring the Biological Roots of Religious Embodiment”
    – Respondent Adrianne Nagy (Boston College)

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

Registration Information

* Registration Fee $10
* For Information and Registration Contact Tracy Tiemeier <tiemeier@bc.edu>
* When registering, please provide name and email address; make checks payable to Francis X. Clooney, SJ, and mail them to Tracy Tiemeier, 181 Lexington Street #39, Newton, MA 02466
* Dinner on Friday and Saturday, and Lunch on Saturday and Sunday, provided for registrant


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