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Conference: Live Options in the Study of Religion

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Friday, March 26, 2010

2nd Annual Student Conference
Live Options in the Study of Religion
Sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont (SPARC)
March 25th & 26th 2010

Thursday, March 25th (Location: Albrecht Auditorium, CGU)

Welcome and Introduction
Benjamin J. Chicka, President of SPARC

Putting God Under the Microscope: Can There Be a Science of Spirituality?
Eric Kyle, Claremont School of Theology
Why We Fight: Evolutionary Reconceptualizations of Pierre Bourdieu's Political Economy of Symbolic Power
Kevin McGinnis, Claremont Graduate University

4:20-4:30 – Break

The Place of Religion in Philosophy of Science: An Exploration and Assessment 
Jim Sharp, Claremont Graduate University
Indigenous Religions and Science: New Conversations, Same Miscommunication
David Walsh, Arizona State University

5:40-5:50 – Break

Cantor's Transfinites and Divine Infinity
Fady El Chidiac, S.J.
Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University
Lesbianism and Islamic Law: Examining the Boundary Between Love and Legality
Catherine Mary Lafuente, Claremont Graduate University

Friday, March 26th (Location: Burkle 14, CGU Drucker School)

What Has the Enlightenment to Do with the Reformation? Religion as Revealed, as Rational, and as Historical
Paul Capetz
Professor of Historical Theology, United Theological Seminary

The Organic Church as Parable of Jesus
Jeffrey W. Roop, Claremont Graduate University
Catholic-Mormon Dialogue: Intersections Between "Scripture" and "Tradition"
Donald A. Westbrook, Claremont Graduate University

4:40-4:50 – Break

The Ethereal Etched into the Existential: Auerbach and Benjamin’s Literary Philosophy as Displayed Theologically by Tori Amos and Illogic 
Jon Ivan Gill, Claremont Graduate University
"Why Such a Big Deal?": The didactic function of humor in Tibetan Buddhism
Manny Fassihi, Stanford University

6:00-6:10 – Break

Mark C. Taylor’s Religion without God: Coming After (the Death of) God
Tino Garcia, University of California at Santa Barbara
Kierkegaard’s Militant Christianity and Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil
John Altick, University of California at Irvine

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