From Theology to Religious Studies?

Catholic approaches to studying non-Christian traditions

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10th
Time: 8:00-8:50am (immediately following Mass at 7:30)
Place: Penn Newman Center, Ground Floor (3720 Chestnut St)

The Collegium Institute and the Circle of St. Bede present Collegium Institute Fellow Dr. Clemens Cavallin, a visiting professor in religious studies at Haverford College, who will lead a discussion on the relationship between Catholic theology and the field of religious studies.

Cavallin’s own research intersects Hinduism, ritual theory, and Catholicism.  Building upon the recent article by F.X. Clooney, SJ, in the Journal of Anglican Studies, Cavallin will consider how Catholic approaches to the study of non-Christian traditions might assist us in understanding religious pluralism and in performing inter-religious dialogue.

Coffee, Tea, and breakfast pastries will be served.

The JAS article will be pre-circulated.  Please contact if you are interested in participating.  All are welcome.

Catholic Economics?

An Afternoon Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Solidarity, and Modern Catholic Social Thought

Date & Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12 Noon
Place: Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall 218



Dr. Maciej Zieba, OP: an activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement, biographer of Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II), and author of the new book, Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism.





Dr. Mary Hirschfeld: an economist and theologian in the Humanities Department at Villanova University. Her articles have been featured in Review of Economics and Statistics, History of Political Economy, and Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.





This event is cosponsored by the Program for Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Collegium Institute Student Association at Penn.
Lunch refreshments served. RSVP:
Please find a PDF of our event poster here.