LRI Graduate Seminar - Heejung Adele Cho, "Receptive Pluralism in Asian Theology as a New Horizon"

What LRI Graduate Seminar - Heejung Adele Cho, "Receptive Pluralism in Asian Theology as a New Horizon"
When Friday, 26 February 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who Jeremy Wilkins

 

Regis doctoral candidate Heejung Adele Cho presents “Receptive Pluralism in Asian Theology as a New Horizon.” A response will be offered by Reid Locklin, University of St Michael’s College. Free and open to the public, reception to follow. Seminar papers available a week in advance from the Regis front desk or by emailing the LRI.

Receptive Pluralism in Asian Theology as a New Horizon

Asia and the Middle East are the birthplace of the world’s major religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, as well as various primal religions. In the presence of many religions, people of different faiths have been forced to live side by side for thousands of years. Religious pluralism is the term given to this reality of people living with both ethnic, religious and cultural differences. In their attempt to understand these differences, the Asian bishops have entered into interreligious dialogue and have adopted a stance of receptive pluralism. According to them, receptive pluralism is a pluralism of different expressions of reception of revelation that occurs due to the pluralistic nature of the human context in which divine revelation is received and understood. Receptive pluralism does not lead to relativism because harmony of expression within pluralism is possible. Additional expressions are beneficial for a fuller understanding of reality.

This paper will examine the notion of receptive pluralism as a new horizon according to the functional specialization of Bernard Lonergan. The functional specialization is a methodical framework that provides different stages of theology which are: research, interpretation, history, dialectic, foundations, doctrines, systematics, and communications. I will especially focus on the foundations within which objectification of conversion and emergence of a new horizon take place. The emergence of the notion of receptive pluralism suggests a formation of a new horizon in understanding the situation of religious pluralism in Asia. The notion of receptive pluralism emerged by the communal conversion of the Asian bishops as they sought to understand the various actual relationships between culture and religion in an Asian context under various conditions. A careful study of receptive pluralism also shows that the foundations have implications on the distinction between doctrines and systematics of the functional specialization.

LRI Graduate Seminar - Christopher Hadley, SJ, "The Faith of Christ"

What LRI Graduate Seminar - Christopher Hadley, SJ, "The Faith of Christ"
When Friday, 29 January 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who Jeremy Wilkins

Christopher Hadley, SJ, LRI Visiting Fellow, presents “The Faith of Christ.” Wycliffe doctoral student Matthew Thollander is the respondent. Free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

Chris Hadley completed his doctorate in theology at Marquette University with a dissertation on the trinitarian theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is a visiting postdoctoral fellow at LRI this year.

LRI Graduate Seminar - Jeffrey Allen, "Revisiting Lonergan's View of Natural Knowledge of God"

When Friday, 4 December 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who Jeremy Wilkins

Jeffrey Allen is a Visiting Scholar at the Lonergan Research Institute. To receive a copy of his paper, please inquire by email. Respondent: Jeremy Wilkins (Regis/LRI). Free and open, with a light reception to follow.

LRI Graduate Seminar - Gordon Rixon, SJ, "Locating Hegel’s Aufhebung and Tracing Lonergan’s Sublation"

When Friday, 13 November 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who Jeremy Wilkins

Gordon Rixon is Associate Professor of Theology at Regis College. Please inquire by email for copies of the paper. A response will be offered by Philip Shano, SJ (Regis College). Free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow.

Annual Lonergan Lecture - Cynthia Crysdale, "Jesus Died for Our Sins? ... Understanding Atonement Today"

What "Jesus Died for Our Sins?" Cynthia Crysdale to present annual Lonergan Lecture
When Friday, 16 October 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where Regis College, Toronto
Who Jeremy Wilkins

Cynthia Crysdale, Professor of Christian Ethics in the School of Theology at Sewanee (University of the South) presents the annual Lonergan Lecture, entitled, “Jesus Died for Our Sins?… Understanding Atonement Today.” 

Herself a graduate of the Theology Faculty at the University of St Michael’s College, Professor Crysdale specializes in foundational theology and ethics with special attention to the work of Bernard Lonergan. She has authored Embracing Travail: Retrieving the Cross Today (Continuum, 1999) and edited Lonergan and Feminism (University of Toronto, 1994). Her most recent publication is Creator God Evolving World, co-authored with Neil Ormerod of the Australian Catholic University. She has also authored numerous articles, which have appeared in such publications as the Journal of the Society of Christian EthicsTheoforumCross Currents, and Theological Studies. She is currently working on a book entitled Transformed Lives: Making Sense of Atonement Today, to be published by Church Publishing Inc.

Free and open to the public. Light reception to follow.

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