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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)

3:00-3:10
Welcome and Introduction
Benjamin J. Chicka, President of SPARC

3:10-4:20
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

4:30-5:40
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

5:50-7:00
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)

3:00-3:30
Keynote
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

3:30-4:40
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

4:50-6:00
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

6:10-7:20
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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