November 7-9, 2013 Paul Knitter
Prof. Paul Knitter, one of the leading Catholic scholars in the field of inter-religious dialogue, religious pluralism and their relation to social justice, and has written numerous books and articles developing Christian ways of thinking about religious pluralism over a career of more than 45 years. As a PhD student in Rome in the 1960s, Paul assisted a number of the Cardinals involved in Vatican II.
Thursday November 7th, 2013 at 7PM, Murray Room at Yawkey Center (4th floor)
Required for Religious Quest students. Knitter will personalize his talk by discussing his own journey of discovery, significant moments in his life that informed his passion for inter-religious learning that showed its importance to him.
Friday November 8th, 10AM to Noon
Knitter will address the PhD Comparative Theology colloquium on aspects of Buddhist-Christian learning (one of his areas of expertise). RQ faculty are welcome to attend this.
Saturday November 9th, 9:30 AM - 5PM, Murray Room, Yawkey Center (4th floor).
Knitter and Prof. John Makransky will co-lead a day-long meditation retreat and discussion on contemplative practice, interfaith learning, and social service. This is open to the public without charge, and all are welcome to attend this, including faculty and students. For information on this retreat, see: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/stm/edevnts/events/2013/11-09-2013.html