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Events 2014

theology department

A Savior or a Foe? God-Talk in the Hebrew Bible during the Sixth Century BCE

Thursday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson 100

The theology department welcomes Professor Dalit Rom-Shiloni, head of the Hebrew Bible Sub-department of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University. This lecture is free and open to the public.
 

A Theology From and For Lived Faith: Book Launch

Wednesday, October 22
4:00 p.m. panel discussion at Boston College

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake Street, Room 100, Brighton Campus

5:30 p.m. reception, dinner, and panel discussion at Boston University
Boston University, George Sherman Union, Back Court Room, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Sponsors: School of Theology and Ministry, Boston University Center for Practical Theology

Join us as we celebrate the launching of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions (2014, Paulist Press), featuring a panel discussions with contributors. The 4 p.m. discussion at Boston College includes panelists Roberto Goizueta (Boston College), Colleen Griffith (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), Thomas Groome (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), and editor Claire E. Wolfteich (Boston University) moderating the discussion. The 5:30 p.m. panel presentations at Boston University include M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College), Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J. (Loyola Marymount University), and editor, Claire E. Wolfteich (Boston University). Space is limited, early registration recommended. Event details and registration, Video from panel discussion by School of Theology and Ministry

 

Dead Man Walking: A Conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean

Thursday, October 9, 6–9 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater
Sponsors: Church in the 21st Century Center, School of Theology and Ministry , Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Viewing of the film, Dead Man Walking, followed by conversation with the film's subject, prison minister and advocate, Sr. Helen Prejean.  Video by C21 Video

Jesus: A Pilgrimmage

Thursday, September 25, 6:30–8 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater
Sponsors: School of Theology and Ministry, Church in the 21st Century Center

Fr. James Martin, S.J., editor of America, and as known to some, the "official chaplain" of The Colbert Report, speaks on topics from his new book. In Jesus: A Pilgrimmage, Martin brings together insights from meditations on the "historical Jesus" and the "Christ of faith." Video by Encore Events

Poverty: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsors: Church in the 21st Century Center, School of Theology and Ministry, Theology Department

Lecture by Prof. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., on the relationship between being poor, being human, and knowing Christ. Video by C21 Videos


Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, September 11, 12:00 p.m.
O'Neill Library Plaza (Rain site: Conte Forum)
Sponsor: Campus Ministry

At this year's Mass, we remember in prayer the beloved Fr. William B. Neenan, S.J., who passed away this summer. University Calendar


A Pope for the 21st Century

Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater

Tonight the Boston Globe launches its new Catholic website, Crux. The event features a panel discussion on Pope Francis's papacy. Panelists include Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., Prof. Hosffman Ospino (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), John L. Allen, Jr. (Crux Associate Editor), Prof. Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard Law School), Robert Christian (Catholic blogger), and moderator, Margery Eagan (Crux spirituality columnist). Limited tickets available. More information at BC Newswire


Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Prophet

Tuesday, July 22, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus: St. Ignatius Church (Mass); Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room (lecture)

Presentation by Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., professor of systematic theology, on the occasion of the sixth annual Mary Magdala Day Celebration. Video by School of Theology and Ministry


Revelation and Interreligious Dialogue

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Sponsors: Church in the 21st Century Center, Theology Department

O'Brien Lecture presented by Rowan Williams, Emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of Theology, Cambridge University. Video by C21 Videos


Engaging Particularities XII: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue,Theology of Religions and Missiology

Thursday, March 20–Friday, March 21
March 20: Boston College Alumni House, Newton Campus
March 21: 5th Floor Conference Room, McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill Campus
Sponsors: U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue, Theology Department

Graduate students of BC's comparative theology program will hold their annual spring conference. This year's theme is "Pedagogy and Practice." Event details


Pope Francis and the Future of the Global Church

February 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsors: Church in the 21st Century Center, Boisi Center

Panel discussion moderated by systematic theology professor M. Shawn Copeland. Systematic theology professor Richard Gaillardetz is among the panelists. BC also welcomes panelists Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College, and Mar Muñoz-Visoso, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. Video by Boisi Center


Dating God: Intimacy, Prayer, and Franciscan Spirituality

February 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Sponsors: Church in the 21st Century, Theology Department

Presentation by Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, blogger, columnist for America, and BC doctoral student in systematic theology. Video by C21 Videos


Candlemas Lecture: Post-Western Christianity and the Post-Christian West

February 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Gasson Hall, Room 305
Sponsor: Institute for the Liberal Arts

Lecture by Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Professor of Art History at Yale University. Event details

 

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