Engaging Particularities IV

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

Boston College
17-19 March 2006

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 fourth 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 Karen Enriquez <enriquek@bc.edu>
  • When registering, please provide name and email address.
  • Make checks payable to Benjamin Bidlack, and mail them to:

BENJAMIN BIDLACK
35 Skehan St. , Unit 3
Somerville , MA 02143

  • Dinners on Friday and Saturday, and Lunches on Saturday and Sunday, are provided for registrants

Schedule:

Friday March 17
Location: Barat House, Newton Campus

  • Dinner
    5:00-7:00 PM
  • Comparative Methodology
    7:00-9:00 PM
    • Dominus Iesus and Comparative Methodology: Guidelines or Landmines?
      • Jason Welle, OFM (Catholic Theological Union )
      • Respondent: Anthony Watson ( Harvard Divinity School )
    • The Hermeneutics of Comparative Theology
      • Richard Hanson ( Marquette University )
      • Respondent: Tracy Tiemeier ( Boston College )
Saturday March 18
Location: St. Mary's Hall Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
  • Theology of Religions
    10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
    • Thomas Aquinas and the Recovery of ‘Religion’ in a Theology of Religions
      • Erik Ranstrom ( Boston College )
      • Respondent: Dorothy Cummings ( Boston College )
    • Revisiting Karl Rahner’s ‘Anonymous Christian’: Towards a Christian Theology of the Religions grounded in the ethic of Imitatio Christi
      • Nadia Delicata ( Regis College – University of Toronto )
      • Karen Enriquez ( Boston College )
  • Lunch
    12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Panel Presentation – Contextualizing Comparative Theology: Christianity in Asia
    1:00 – 2:30 PM
    • God’s Spirit in the Human Person: Pneumatological Anthropologies of St. Ireneaus of Lyons and the (Islamo)-Javanese Mystics
      • Albertus Bagus Laksana, SJ ( Boston College )
    • The Vernacular Principle? Inculturation of Roman Catholicism and Islam in the Philippines
      • Patricia Panganiban ( Catholic University of America )
    • Culture, Shame, and Christianity: Shusaku Endo’s ‘ Deep River ’
      • Benjamin Su ( Creighton University )
    • Respondent: Farid de la Ossa Arrieta, CMF (Catholic Theological Union)

  • Break
    2:30 – 3:00 PM
  • Heidegger, Theology and Philosophy of Religions
    3:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Esse and Agape: An Analysis of Jean Luc-Marion’s Quest to Avoid Conceptual Idolatry
      • Abraham Fisher ( Marquette University )
      • Respondent: Nathaniel Barrett ( Boston University )

  • Eucharist (optional)
    4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Dinner
    5:00 PM

Sunday March 19
Location: St. Mary's Hall Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

  • Special Topics in Lonergan Studies
    10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
    • Lonergan on Religion as a Transcultural Reality and the Witness Given and Questions Raised by the Life and Work of Louis Massignon (1883-1962)
      • Christian Krokus ( Boston College )
      • Respondent: Patrick McInerney ( Boston College )
    • Towards Foundations for Relationships among Inter-Faith Communities: Lonergan and Crowe
      • Darren Dias (St. Michael’s College – University of Toronto )
      • Respondent: Chris Vandegeer ( Regis College – University of Toronto )

  • Lunch
    12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Directions in Buddhist Christian Dialogue
    1:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Interreligious Dialogue in Theory and in Practice
      • Krista Duttenhaver ( University of Notre Dame)
      • Respondent: Thomas Cattoi ( Boston College )
    • Ecofeminism: Intersection for Christian-Buddhist Dialogue
      • Gerri Noble-Martocci ( Catholic University of America )
      • Respondent: Dan Scheid ( Boston College )
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