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Lumen et Vita

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STM Graduate Student Academic Journal

Lumen et Vita, meaning "Light and Life," is the graduate student journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  An online, open-access volume of research, reflections, and reviews by a range of STM students, its goal is to encourage ongoing dialogue within the school and to fuel interdisciplinary conversation across the entire Boston College community.  In addition to shining a light on the rich variety of interests within the STM, Lumen et Vita provides students with a professional editorial forum in which to share their scholarly work.

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2018 Conference

Love and Ecstasy: Emptying the Self, Encountering the Other

Featured Speaker:
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University

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Past Lumen et Vita Academic Conferences

2017 Conference
Memento Mori: Death, Desire and the Aporia of Finitude

Featured Speaker: 
David Bentley Hart, Templeton Fellow, University of Notre Dame

2016 Conference
Sacramental Vision and Rejuvenating Word: Embodying Theological Conversations with a Troubled World

Featured Speaker:
Kelly Brown Douglas
Professor of Religion at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland

2015 Conference

Sustained by Hope: The Place and Significance of Christian Hope in the World

Featured Speaker:
Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.
Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University

2014 Conference

The Gospel and Contemporary Culture