This Year's Presentations (2019-2020)

David Rohr, "How Can Human Symbols Represent God?" Oct. 24, 2019 at 7:30

In this paper, Rohr gives an appreciative critique of Robert Neville’s theological semeiotic, arguing Neville misconceives Charles Peirce’s index in terms of the interpreter-object rather than sign-object relation.

Greylyn Hydinger, "In Good Comparison, Truth, Realism, Deference, and Vulnerability Dwell" Dec. 5, 2019 at 7:30

In this paper, Hydinger attempts to integrate the approaches Robert Neville and Francis Clooney take to comparative theology, an argument that also restructures the relation between confessional and non-confessional approaches.

Gary Dorrien Feb. 20 at 7:30

April 2 at 7:30 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Presentations From 2018-2019

Aaron Daniels, "Dante and Phenomenology"

In this paper, Daniels explores the intersection of theology and psychology via and phenomenological study of Dante’s works.  

Benjamin Chicka, "Cross The Streams!"

In this paper, Chicka charts a new theological path between the works of John Cobb and Robert Neville, thus bringing together two strains that have often been at odds with one another.

Wesley Wildman, "Reading Tea Leaves, Drinking Tea"

In this essay, Wildman assesses the current state of the philosophy of religion and suggests four transformations that will be necessary for the field to deliver on its potential and remain relevant in the years ahead.

Clifford Green,
"Bonhoeffer's Christian Peace Ethic, Conditional Pacifism, and Resistance

In this paper, Green argues Bonhoeffer’s conspiracy to overthrow Hitler did not violate his Christian peace ethic because that ethic was not one of principles. The result is a conditional pacifism which grew out of Bonhoeffer’s theology.