in Comparative Theology,
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 sixth annual student conference in the areas of comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, theology of religions and missiology. This conference is cosponsored by Jesuit Interreligious Dialogue and Relations.
Selected papers are available, after the conference, on BC's escholarship site.
- Registration Fee $10
- For information and registration contact Chris Conway
- When registering, please provide name and email address.
- Make checks payable to BOSTON COLLEGE and mail them to:
Treasurer of EP Conference
BC Theology Department
21 Campanella Way, 3rd Floor
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Dinners on Friday and Saturday, and Lunches on Saturday and Sunday, are provided for registrants
March 27 (Friday), Barat House, Newton Campus
Opening Dinner and Keynote Address (5:00-9:00pm)
- "Words to the Rookies" Bede Bidlack (Boston College)
Respondent: Meg Gatza (Boston University)
- Dinner and Opening Remarks (6pm)
- Keynote Address (7:30pm):
"Living Witness: Making a Confession of Faith in a Pluralistic World."
Prof. Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer (Salve Regina University)
March 28 (Saturday), 024 Peterson, School of Theology and Ministry
Comparative Theology I: Sexuality and the Family in Christianity and Hinduism: (9:30am - 11:30am)
- "A Solemn and Sacred Commitment: An Examination of the Nature of Marriage
and the Family in the Roman Catholic and Hindu Traditions"
Marita A. Hunchuk (Duquesne University)
Respondent: Andrew Salzmann (Boston College)
- "Christ as Grand Marshal of the Queer America"
Anne Marie Russo (Loyola Marymount University)
Respondent: Kieran Conroy (Harvard Divinity School)
"Contested Spaces for Lived Religion" : Panel Presentation (12:30 - 2:30pm)
- "Comparative Views of Divine Union in Kabbalah and Tantra "
Jake Jacobs (Loyola Marymount University)
- "A Methodological Approach to Religious Pluralism: Interreligious
Dialogue Rooted in Shared Experience of the Religious Practices of the
Leah Weiss Eckstrom (Boston College)
- "Nice Little Things: Oom the Omnipotent and the Marketing of Yoga
to the American Public"
Joe Laycock (Boston University)
- "Pleading 'No Contest:' Catholic Moral Education in Bangladesh."
Ray Ward (Boston College)
Respondent: Jen Wade (Boston College)
Muslim-Christian Dialogue: (3:30-5:30pm)
- "Women in Dialogue: A Case Study."
Rhonda Miska(Boston College)
Respondent: Ashley Loetscher (Santa Clara)
- "A Common Word: How Common Have Christians Found It?"
Jason Welle, OFM (Catholic Theological Union)
Respondent: Chris Hadley, SJ (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)
March 29 (Sunday), 024 Peterson, School of Theology and Ministry
Comparative Theology II: (9:30 - 12:00 noon)
- "Koans and the Eucharist: A Comparative Analysis of the Power of
Andrew Prevot (University of Notre Dame)
Respondent: Carolyn Chau (Regis College)
- "The Notions of Mediation in African Ancestral Religions."
Bienvenu Mayemba, SJ (Boston College)
Respondent: Mara Brecht (Fordham University)
- "Sankara and St. John of the Cross: Non-Confessional Learning across
Ben Williams (Harvard Divinity School)
Respondent: Deepti Shenoy (Santa Clara)
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