Engaging Particularities V

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

Boston College
30 March - 1 April 2007

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

Selected papers are available, after the conference, on BC's escholarship site.

 

Call for Papers

To submit a proposal, please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to Karen Enriquez before December 1, 2006 . Click here for more details.

Registration Information

  • Registration Fee $10
  • For information and registration contact Karen Enriquez
  • When registering, please provide name and email address.
  • Make checks payable to BOSTON COLLEGE and mail them to:

    ERIK RANSTROM
    PO Box 274
    Feeding Hills, MA 01030

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

Schedule:

Friday March 30
Location: Barat House, Newton Campus
  • Dinner
    6:00-8:00 PM
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracy Tiemeier (Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University)
    8:00-9:00 PM
    Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Place of the Engaging Particularities Conference Series and the Future of Comparative Theology
Saturday March 31
Location: McGuinn 5th Floor Lounge, Chestnut Hill Campus
  • Comparative Theology Session 1: Aquinas in Comparison
    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • The Universe as the Body of God: Thomas Aquinas, Vedanta Desika, and Eco-Theology
      • Dan Scheid ( Boston College )
      • Respondent: Ray Ward ( Boston College )
    • The Virtue of Humble Authority in Saint Thomas Aquinas and Master Chu Hsi
      • Catherine Hudak ( Boston University )
      • Dorothy Cummings ( Boston College )
  • Lunch
    12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Panel Presentation - Perspectives on Interreligious Dialogue
    1:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Beyond Tolerance: Benedict XVI's fresh approach to Interreligious Dialogue
      • Christopher Gross (Catholic University of America)
    • Making Friends in Iran: Lessons learned from Mennonites
      • Matthew Pierce ( Boston University )
    • Bede Griffiths: A Model for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue and Praxis
      • Kevin Haley ( University of Notre Dame )
    • Respondent: Jason Welle, OFM (Catholic Theological Union)
  • Break
    3:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Comparative Theology Session 2
    3:30 - 4:30 PM
    • He Became Man: Seeing through the Birth Narratives of Laozi and Jesus
      • Bede Bidlack ( Boston College )
      • Respondent: James Wu ( Boston University )
  • Eucharist (optional)
    5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Dinner
    6:00 PM
Sunday April 1
Location: McGuinn 5th Floor Lounge, Chestnut Hill Campus
  • Missiology
    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • Encounter between Protestant and Telugu Women's Paradigms of Scripture
      • James Taneti ( Union Theological Seminary )
      • Respondent: Chris Conway ( Boston College )
    • Making Disciples of All Nations: Adaptation and Christian Civilization in the Missiological Thought of Charles Lavigerie
      • Jay Carney ( Catholic University of America )
      • Respondent: Jacquineau Azetsop, SJ ( Boston College )
  • Lunch
    12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Protestant approaches to Theology of Religions
    1:00 - 3:00 PM
    • Lesslie Newbigin's Missional Theology of Religions
      • Deanna Womack ( Princeton Theological Seminary )
      • Respondent: Erik Ranstrom ( Boston College )
    • Ernst Troeltsch and Robert Neville: Two Methodologies for Discerning Christian Normativity
      • Echol Lee Nix ( Boston University )
      • Respondent: Nathaniel Barrett ( Boston University
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