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Theology Department

2017

Book Launch: Fragility of Consciousness

March 24, 4 p.m.
Stokes 195S

The Lonergan Institute is celebrating a new publication by esteemed professor of systematic theology Frederick Lawrence. The book is entitled The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good (University of Toronto Press, 2017), is edited by Kevin M. Vander Schel, Ph.D. ‘12 (now assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University), and Randall S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. 08 (now assistant professor of systematic theology at Saint Louis University). The Fragility of Consciousness is a collection of Prof. Lawrence's essays, both published and unpublished, and is the first published collection of his work. For questions about the event, contact Peggy Bakalo at x2-8095.


Duffy Lectures: Ecological-Cultural Struggles of Indigenous Peoples

March 27, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is "Ecological-Cultural Struggles of Indigenous Peoples: Toward a Sustainable Economy." event flyer


Engaging Particularities Conference

April 23

The annual Engaging Particularities Conference held by the Comparative Theology graduate students with the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue. This year's special theme is "Exclusivity and Inclusion in Religious Communities." For event details, visit the Engaging Particularities conference website.


University Ethics Conference

April 57

The Jesuit Institute and the Institute for Liberal Arts are sponsoring a conference on University Ethics. Speakers include professor of theological ethics and director of the Jesuit Institute, James Keenan, S.J., author and historian Taylor Branch, Margaret McKenna of Suffolk University, Ruth Simmons of Brown University, and many othersevent details and registration


Book Discussion: Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square

April 7
Time and Location TBD

Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Theology and Law Cathleen Kaveny will discuss her new book along with Rowan Williams, Charles Taylor, and Jonathan Lear. This event is sponsored by the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy.


Duffy Lectures: Explorations in Cyber-ethics

April 10, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “Facebook and Populism: Explorations in Cyber-ethics.” event flyer


The Ethics of Citizenship in the Trump Era

April 11, 12 p.m.
Boisi Center

Professor of the practice in theology and interim director of the Boisi Center, Erik Owens, will present this luncheon colloquium. Event is sponsored by the Boisi Center. event details


“God is Beautiful, and He Loves Beauty”: Foundations of Practical Spirituality in Islam

April 19, 6–7:30 p.m.
Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus

Professor of comparative theology James W. Morris will speak about the shared religious framework underlying the spiritual expressions (e.g., music, painting, architecture) of various Islamic cultures. This event is cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston College Theology Department. event details and registration


Duffy Lectures: Migrant Remittance

April 24, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “Migrant Remittance: Fostering Virtues or Vices?” event flyer

Leadership through Conscience, Service, and Relationships

January 31, 7 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

Magazine launch presented by Michael Sacco, the director of the Center for Student Formation. Event is cosponsored by the C21 Center, the Center for Student Formation, and the BC Theology Department. event details and registration


An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

February 1, 5:30 p.m.
9 Lake Street (Simboli Hall), Room 100, Brighton Campus

This film screening and panel discussion features the filmmaker Martin Doblmeier along with panelists Andrew Finstuen, and theologians Lisa Sowle Cahill, Mark Massa, S.J., and Erik Owens. Event is co-sponsored by the History department, the Theology department, and the Boisi Center. event details


Present and Future of an Ibero-American Theology in Times of Globalization, Interculturality, and Exclusion

February 8, 5:30 p.m.
Robsham Theater

Panelists will discuss the insights from an historic gathering at Boston College of Latin American, U.S. Latino/a, and Spanish theologians meeting to Latin American theologies and the ways in which they meet the challenges of a globalized world. The outcome of this meeting will be presented to Pope Francis. Panelists include Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P. and Juan Carlos, S.J. The moderator is Thomas Groome. Event is cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, the Office of the University President, Institute for the Liberal Arts, and the Boston College Department of Theology. event details and registration


The Contemporary Crisis of Christianity in the Middle East

February 16, 5 p.m.
Gasson 100

Visiting Scholar at the School of Theology and Ministry, Kristian Girling (Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London) will give a lecture. This event is cosponsored by the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages & Literatures, the School of Theology and Ministry, Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, the Department of Theology, and the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.  event flyer


Duffy Lectures: Postcolonial Theological Ethics

February 27, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “From Inculturation/Liberation to Postcolonial Theological Ethics?” event flyer


Duffy Lectures: Feminism in the Philippine Catholic Church

March 13, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “Feminism in the Philippine Catholic Church.” event flyer


 

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