Religious pluralism is a key challenge facing theologians and religious communities today. It raises questions regarding how practitioners and believers from different traditions do and should encounter one another as they enter into substantial and regular contact in every part of the world. Careful reflection on the meaning of religious pluralism for religious faith is an increasingly important and necessary theological task. Comparative theology involves faith seeking understanding within the horizon of religious plurality.
The Maccabees Project
November 30 and December 1
Professors Yonder Gillihan (biblical studies) and Natana DeLong-Bas (Islamic studies and comparative theology) will participate in a Dialogue Series on First and Second Maccabees. RSVP by Nov. 23. Event website, flyer
The Miracle of a Century
January 25, 5–7 p.m.
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's first lecture is entitled "The miracle of a century: promises and myths of African Christianity in the world church."
Faith at War
February 1, 5–7 p.m.
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's second lecture is entitled "Faiths at war: conflicts, contestations, and claims in Africa’s triple religious heritage."
Resources for the Study of Comparative Theology
"What is Comparative Theology" by Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
"The emerging field of comparative theology: a bibliographical review" by Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Hinduism and Theology of Religions
John J. Makransky
James Morris (Convener)
For undergraduates only, the Stotsky Prize on the Holocaust and Religious Understanding is awarded annually. Essays are due in April and prize is announced in May. How to apply for the Stotsky Prize