SCT 2008-2009

Society for Comparative Theology


October 29, 5:15-7:30 p.m
Center for the Study of World Religions
42 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Divine and Human Persons: Comparative Reflections on Some Hindu and Christian Understandings of Self

A presentation by Ram-Prasad Chakravarthi, professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University.

Hosted by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School.
Co-sponsored by the Society for Comparative Theology

These meetings are open to all interested graduate students and faculty, from any of the BTI schools or other neighboring schools. The Society is a colloquium for faculty and graduate students of the Boston Theological Institute, as well as scholars in the greater Boston area. It meets on a regular basis ­ usually three times a year [fall, winter, spring] - for discussion and the presentation of current work by the Society's members.

Directions to CSWR are available at Parking for this event is available in the small lot on the left side, just before reaching the Divinity School at 45 Francis Avenue; since parking is limited, however, car pooling and public transportation are still encouraged.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Boston College, McGuinn 5th Floor Lounge

Prof. Klaus Von Stosch, (University of Paderborn/Germany)
will be speaking on
"Comparative Theology as Challenge for the Theology of the 21st. Century"
Prof. Catherine Cornille (Boston College), will respond.

Please read Prof. Von Stosch's lecture in advance.

McGuinn Hall is along Beacon Street (see campus map on BC website Those who come by car can use the Beacon Street parking garage. If you are traveling by subway, BC is easily reachable, as the last stop on the "B" Green Line or (by a 15 minute walk) from the Chestnut Hill stop on the "D" Green Line.

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Tuesday, March, 31st, 2009
Boston University School of Theology Room 325

Prof. Donald Swearer,
Director, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School
will be speaking on
"Doing Theology in a Buddhist Context"

Directions and parking information to Boston University:

For an interactive map, go to and in the search box at the top of the page, type 745 Commonwealth for the location of the School of Theology and type in parking for nearby parking garages.

The recommended garage is the large one about a block from STH on Commonwealth Ave. under the Warren Towers dorms. It is open till 11pm and has easy access off of Commonwealth Ave. You turn left off to Commonwealth Ave. travelling east into Boston just at the end of the Warren Towers complex on Hinsdale StreetHinsdale is very short and the entrance to the garage is right after you turn off Commonwealth Ave.

Click the following link for a printable map:

If you are using the T, take the “B” Green Line and get off at the BU-Central stop.


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