Engaging Particularities III

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

Boston College
1-3 April 2005

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 third annual student conference in the areas of comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, theology of religions and missiology.


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
    Boston College
    Theology Department
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill , MA 02467
  • Dinners on Friday and Saturday, and Lunches on Saturday and Sunday, are provided for registrants


Location: Barat House, Newton Campus

  • Dinner
    5:00-7:00 PM
  • Comparative Theology: Session 1
    7:00-9:00 PM
    • Toward a Comparative Theological Approach to Islam
      • Ann Michaud
        Fordham University
      • Respondent: Christian Krokus ( Boston College )
    • Loka-samgraha, Tianming, and Nachfolge Christi: Comparative Lessons for a Christian Peace Theology
      • David Kratz Mathies
        Boston University , Division of Religious and Theological Studies
      • Respondent: Ravi Michael Louis ( Regis College - Toronto )

Location: St. Mary's Hall Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

  • Perspectives on Mission and Dialogue
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Do You See What I See? The Literary Function of Dreams and Visions in Acts
      • David Creech
        Loyola University Chicago
      • Respondent: Carl Toney ( Loyola University Chicago )
    • Gasparo Cardinal Contarini at Regensburg : Early Ecumenist or Staunch Defender of Catholic Orthodoxy
      • Mike Canaris
        Fordham University
      • Respondent: Katherine Richman ( Boston College )
  • Lunch
    12:30-1:30 PM
  • Panel Presentation
    1:30-3:00 PM
    • Let No One Join What God Has Put Asunder
      • Scott Steinkerchner
        Boston College
      • Jon Paul Sydnor
        Boston College
      • Thomas Cattoi
        Boston College
      • Respondent: Steven Cone ( Boston College )
  • Break
    3:00-3:30 PM
  • Theology of Religions
    3:30-4:30 PM
    • Clark Pinnock, Amos Yong and the Charismatic-Pentecostal Contribution to a Pneumatological Theology of Religions
      • L. William Oliverio, Jr.
        Marquette University
      • Respondent: Jack Amick ( Boston University - School of Theology )
  • Eucharist
    4:30-5:30 PM
  • Dinner
    5:30 PM

Location: St. Mary's Hall Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

  • Comparative Theology: Session 2
    Sacred Texts in Comparison
    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    • Challenging God(s): A Comparative Analysis of Religious Questioning in Habakkuk and the Bhagavad Gita
      • Carrie Delmore
        Boston University School of Theology
      • Respondent: Erik Ranstrom ( Boston College )
    • Destructive Deities: The Undoing of Creation in Israelite and other ancient Near Eastern Texts
      • Melissa Tubbs Loya
        Boston College
      • Respondent: Catherine Muldoon ( Boston College )
  • Lunch
    12:30-1:30 PM
  • Interreligious Dialogue
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • "Orthodoxy and Religious Pluralism: The Case for Tolerance in Eastern Orthodoxy "
      • Rady Rogers
        Harvard Divinity School
      • Respondent: Maria McDowell ( Boston College )
    • "You Have Every Right To More Than Hope:" Human Plurality and The Problem of Evangelization For The Jewish-Christian Encounter
      • Kennith M. Chiha
        Loyola University Chicago
      • Respondent: Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski ( Boston College )
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