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Christopher R. Conway

theology department

Christopher R. Conway

Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Theology

Stokes N310
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Advisor/Dissertation Director: Catherine Cornille


ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2006
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005
BA, Georgetown University, 2002


Christopher R. Conway studies comparative theology focusing on Hinduism and Christianity. His current research centers on Swami Vivekananda’s understanding of seva and its import for Dalit Christian Theology. Other research interests include North and South Indian devotional poetry, Yoga, spiritual exercises, and Christian inculturation. Christopher has served on the planning committee for the international graduate student conference Engaging Particularities for the past seven years. He is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA.


The Hermeneutics of Interreligious Dialogue. Eds. Catherine Cornille and Christopher Conway. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

What’s in a Name: Recovering the Radicalness of ‘Dalit.’” Dalit and Disability. Ed. Asha Choubey.

Dialogue: Introduction.” Visions of Hope: Reflections on the Second Vatican Council. Ed. Kevin Ahern. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, forthcoming Spring 2013.

The End of Human Rights: The Beginning of a Reconsideration.” Journal of Clark Theological College 1.2.2011

Chad Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam and Michelle Voss Roberts. Hinduism and Christianity: An Annotated Bibliography. Journal of Hindu Christian Studies. 25 (2012), forthcoming.

Kristin Johnston Largen. Baby Krishna, Infant Christ: A Comparative Theology of Salvation.   Journal of Comparative Theology (2012).

M. Shawn Copeland. Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. Journal of Interdisciplinary  Feminist Thought. 4.1 (2010).


The Already/Not Yet: Swami Vivekananda and the Modern Dalit Movement. Remembering Swami Vivekananda at 150: Interfaith Then & Now. Harvard University. March 8, 2013.

Fear and Loathing on the Kentucky Campaign Trail: Practice, Politics, and Pluralism. Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. November 2012.

Interreligious Dialogue: Why Bother. Boston College (Common Ground Columbus Day Retreat). October 12, 2012.

What’s in a Name: Recovering the Radicalness of ‘Dalit.’ College Theology Society (San Antonio). June 2012.

Comparative Theology: Questions and Concerns. Engaging Particularities (Boston), March 2012.

Liberative Service: Rethinking Dalit Theology’s Understanding of Service in Light of Swami Vivekananda’s Conception of Seva as Worship. Boston College Comparative Theology Colloquium, February, 10 2012. Mid-Atlantic/New England Maritime Joint Regional Meeting of AAR, March, 2012.

Hinduism and Poverty. Boston College (Common Ground Martin Luther King, Jr. Retreat), January 16, 2012

Introduction to Dalit Theology and Contemporary Approaches to Dalit Theology. Boston College, November 3, 10, 2011.

The End of Human Rights: The Beginning of a Reconsideration. Clark Theological College, Mokochung, Nagaland, India January 10, 2011; Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, India, January 13, 2011

Encountering and Challenging the Divine: Hearing the Voices of Hagar, Draupadi, and Sita Today. Boston College, March 2009


Religious Quest: Hinduism and Christianity, 2012-2013.
Religious Quest: Hinduism and Christianity, 2011-2012.

Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer

Violence, Religion, and Just Peace (Dr. Stephen Pope), Spring 2010.
Ethics, Religion, and International Politics (Dr. Erik Owens), Fall 2009.
Religious Quest: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Dr. James Morris), 2008-2009.