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 dcheely@collegiuminstitute.org if you are interested in participating.  All are welcome.