Preliminary Program

  • Michael Barber (Saint Louis University) keynote TBA
  • Marc Jean-Bernard (University of Puerto Rico): keynote The Grammars of Experience  in the French Theology (option: in Christian Theology Dialogue)
  • Neal DeRoo (The King's University):  What counts as a ‘Religious Experience?’: A Phenomenological Exploration of Religious Expression
  • James Garrison (Scripps College): The Forgotten Rituals of Order: Remembering the First Aesthetic Technologies of Politics
  • Stephen Quarles (Graduate Theological Union): The Inexhaustible Self and Other: The Person, the Community, and the Potential of Ethics
  • Jim Nelson (Valparaiso University): Why We Need the Demonic: A Phenomenological Analysis of Negative Religious Experience
  • Leland Harper (Kwantlen Polytechnic University): God, Arbitrary Decisions, and the Metaphysical Consequences
  • Kenul Bunyanzade (Institute of Philosophy of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences): The Phenomenology of Love (Rabia al-Adawiyya (VIII c.) and Edith Stein (XX c.)
  • Martin Schwartz (UC Berkeley): Zoroaster's Poetic Shaping of His Experience of Revelation
  • Anna Hennessey (Institute of Buddhist Studies, GTU): Mental Visualization, the Phenomenology of Birth, and a Philosophy of Mind
  • Vincent Pastro (Santa Clara University):  The Option for the Poor and the Phenomenology of Life
  • Juliet RohdeBrown (Pacifica Graduate Institute):  “Should I Also Make a Garden Out of the Desert”: Camus’ Story of Janine
  • Andreas Gonçalves Lind (Université de Namur):  God’s presence within the phenomenology of life. A phenomenological critique of Alvin Plantinga’s treatment of the ontological argument
  • Martin Nitzshe (Institute of Philosophy, Prague Academy of Sciences): Transformative Impact: How Do Religious Conversions Change our Life-world?
  • Amy Miller (Independent Scholar): The Self as Nonlocal in Dissociative Identity
  • Gordon Bermant (University of Pennsylvania): The Benefit, Risk, and Challenge of a Phenomenological Turn by Shin Scholars 
  • Kristóf Zoltán Oltvai (The University of Chicago Divinity School): Bergoglio among the Phenomenologists?: Otherness, Encounter, and Church in Evangelii gaudium and Amoris laetitia
  • Karen Mattern (FST) , Courtenay Crouch (CIIS), Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (JST) : Understanding Sri Lalita Sahasranamam: A Problem of First-Person Authority in Phenomenological Research of Religious Experience

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