Engaging Particularities

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About Engaging Particularities

In 2017, the doctoral students and candidates in Comparative Theology at Boston College are hosting the 15th annual Engaging Particularities conference. Engaging Particularities began as a graduate student initiative at the Theology Department of Boston College in the spring of 2003, under the leadership of Tracy Tiemeier, Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkowski, and Adrianne Nagy. Thanks to the support of the department, the Jesuit community at BC, and especially the guidance of Francis X. Clooney, S.J., the planning committee sought to fulfill the vision of 1995 General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, particularly Decree 5 on mission and interreligious dialogue. In the past 15 years, the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and the Boston College Theology Department have cooperated to sustain this student-run conference. For a fuller account of this history and an assessment of the prospects for Engaging Particularities in 2007, see Tracy Tiemeier’s keynote address here. It remains a dedicated space for graduate students to refine comparative theological methodologies, engaging new topics, and reflect on the possibilities of interreligious learning.

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