Program, updated version

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  • Michael Barber (Saint Louis University): keynote Religious Spirituality, an Emancipative Province of Meaning
  • Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University): keynote Phenomenology and Local Theory of Mind
  • Marc Jean-Bernard (University of Puerto Rico): keynote The Grammars of Experience  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 and Jonah Koetke (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 Nitsche (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences): Transformative Impact: How Do Religious Conversions Change our Life-world?
  • 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 (independent scholar) : Understanding Sri Lalita Sahasranamam
  • Hanna Kang (Graduate Theological Union):  Salpuri and Candomblé: from Suffering to Prospering
  • Rebecca Esterson (Center for Swedenborgian Studies, Graduate Theological Union):  What Do the Angels Say?
    Scripture, Identity, and the Ascents of Emanuel Swedenborg and Baal Shem Tov
  • Olga Louchakova-Schwartz (Jesuit School of Theology and UC Davis): Ethical Dimensions of Religious Experiencing:
    Phenomenological Ontology of Good Mind in Zarathushtra’s Dream
  • Kirk Schneider (Columbia University and Saybrook University): The Phenomenology of Awe: Core to a Cross-Cultural Religiosity, Key to our Humanity
  • Andrew Vernon (Saint Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria Institute for Orthodox Studies): The Way of Holiness: Deification as The Final Phase of Orthodox Spiritual Life
  • Parameshwaran Ramakrishnan (Graduate Theological Union): Conceptualizing A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Framework of Religious-Spiritual Healing In Chaplaincy Process: A Clinical Case-Study
  • Daniela Verducci (University of Macerata and the World Phenomenology Institute): The “Sacred River” toward God. Phenomenology of Religious Experience in the Thought of Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Rory McEntee (Drew University): Towards a Contemplative Science of Religions: A Methodological Inquiry
  • Sarah O’Brien (Drew University): Traversing the Terrain: An Eco-Phenomenological Religious Naturalism
  • James Cyfko (Ryerson University): Levinas and the Significance of Passivity in the Christian Religious Experience
  • Marius Ban (Heythrop College, University of London): A Conversation around Evil: A Case for a Narrative Understanding of Moral Scepticism and Man’s Capability for Moral Action
  •  Aline Gram (Graduate Theological Union): The Conversion of Jarena Lee: A Ricoeurian Analysis of the Formation of Ethical Subjectivity 


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