Conference Archive 2006-2011

Eriugena&Creation.jpgEriugena and Creation
November 9-12, 2011
Cosponsored by the Martin Marty Center at the Divinity School, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the University of Chicago Provost's Office, the Lumen Christi Institute, the France Chicago Center, and The University of Notre Dame (Medieval Institute and Philosophy Department), and Brepols Publishers of Turnhout, Belgium, who will also offer a book display.




DemocracyonTrial.jpgDemocracy on Trial: Religion, Civil Society, and Democratic Theory
October 13-14, 2011
Part II of the Engaged Mind conference series 





BlackReligions&Spiritualities.jpgInternational Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities 2011 Meeting
May 22-28, 2011







WritingReligion.jpgWriting Religion: Representation, Difference, and Authority in American Culture
May 19-20, 2011
Conference to honor W. Clark Gilpin, Margaret E. Burton Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology in the Divinity School





Theological Reflection & The Pursuit of Ideals
May 8-10, 2011


LeftRightBetween.jpg2011 Ministry Conference: 
Ministry: Left, Right, and In-Between

April 15, 2011
Exploring the question: How do we engage in authentic ministry in the context of a polarizing political climate? 
Email for questions
The Seventh Annual Student Ministry Conference




Irish & Jewish Identities: Links & Parallels Conference
February 22, 2011
Cosponsored by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies; please see their website for more details. 


PhilosophicalTheology.jpgThe Future of Philosophical Theology: Conversations in Honor of Franklin I. Gamwell
February 4, 2011 
Conference to honor Franklin I. Gamwell, Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of Religious Ethics, the Philosophy of Religions, and Theology




Spiritual Exercises: From Antiquity to the Present
January 27-8, 2011


TheoryandMethod.jpgComparing Religions: On Theory and Method
January 14, 2011
A Conference in honor of Martin Riesebrodt, Professor of the Sociology of Religion





Politics as a Moral Question: A Conference on Process Philosophy and Political Theory 
October 14-16, 2010
Sponsored by the Martin E. Marty Center of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, in coordination with the Center for Process Studies in Claremont, CA, this conference is designed to be a discussion between political thinkers who work within the tradition of process philosophy and thinkers who pursue political theory within other philosophical contexts. This is a working conference. Nonparticipants may sit in as observers. For more information, email Matt Petrusek at


AugustinianMoment.jpgThe Augustinian Moment: Reflection at the Limits of Selfhood
May 26, 2010 
The May colloquium, organized by Willemien Otten, Professor of Theology and History of Christianity, has as its intention to bring about a specific discussion between various historical and literary approaches of Augustine's thought as found in Brian Stock and others and the more philosophical retrieval of Augustine as found in Jean-Luc Marion and others. 




HindusinIndiaandAmerica.jpgHindus in India and America: Hinduizing America; Globalizing India
May 17-19, 2010
Sponsored by The Divinity School and the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion






WorshipinCrisis.jpgWorship in Crisis
April 23, 2010
The Sixth Annual Divinity School Ministry Conference




PropheticInterpreter.jpgThe Prophetic Interpreter: Preaching and Teaching from Scriptural Traditions in Pluralistic Worlds 
February 19, 2010
A Border Crossing Conference




PublicandPrivate.jpgPublic and Private: Feminism, Marriage and Family in Political Thought and Contemporary Life
February 25-26, 2010
Part of the Engaged Mind conference series




DeconstructingDialogue.jpgDeconstructing Dialogue: New Perspectives on Religious Encounters: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
January 21-23, 2010
Cosponsored by The Divinity School, the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, the France Chicago Center, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities. 





ChangingMinds.jpgChanging Minds
September 25, 2009
A Border Crossing Conference 




From the Ends of the Earth: Christianity and the 21st Century
May 1-2, 2009
Fifth Annual Divinity School Ministry Conference



CulturingTheologies.jpgCulturing Theologies, Theologizing Cultures: Exploring the Worlds of Religion
April 22–23, 2009
The 2009 D.R. Sharpe Lectures at the Divinity School. Additional cosponsors include the The William Henry Hoover Lectures at the Disciples Divinity House, the Divinity Students Association and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory.



RedefiningEngagement.jpgResisting Mission: Redefining Engagement
January 23, 2009
A Border Crossing Event





Schleiermacher.jpgSchleiermacher, the Study of Religion, and the Future of Theology: A Transatlantic Dialogue
October 29-31, 2008
The Divinity School, University of Chicago
November 1-3, 2008
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion



Authority and Intimacy: Forming Whole Persons for the Classroom and the Congregation
September 26, 2008
A Border Crossing Event


From Dust to Steel: Human Being as Creature and Creator
April 18, 2008
Fourth Annual Divinity School Ministry Conference


AugustineConversations.jpgAugustine: Theological and Philosophical Conversations: Conference in Honor of Professor David Tracy
May 4-6, 2008 
A Conference Honoring David Tracy, Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, the Divinity School, the University of Chicago.




Music in American Religious ExperienceMusicExperience.gif
January 25, 2008
Border Crossing event



Conference in Honor of Professor Martin E. Marty
February 5-6, 2008 
A Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion and the 80th Birthday of Martin E. Marty


MourningandReligion.gifMourning and Religion
October 26-27, 2007
Sponsored by the Divinity School of the University of Chicago with the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago




AdvocacyClassroom.gifAdvocacy in the Pulpit and in the Classroom
September 19, 2007
Border Crossing event




Through a Glass Darkly: The Church and Popular Culture in the Media Age
May 4, 2007
Third Annual Divinity School Ministry Conference


ModernitysOther.gifModernity's Other: Studies on Jewish Women
February 12-13, 2007
Co-sponsored by The Center for Gender Studies, Committee on Jewish Studies, History of Judaism Club, and Feminist Theories and the Study of Religion group.





TheSelf.gifThe Self
January 26-27, 2007





PhysicsPhilosophyPhysiology.gifPhysics, Philosophy, Physiology: Three Paths, One Spirited Product
January 26, 2007






MirceaEliade.gifHermeneutics in History: Mircea Eliade, Joachim Wach, and the Science of Religions
November 3 - 4, 2006



WithoutNature.gifWithout Nature? A New Condition for Theology
October 14-15, 2005 (closed working group)
October 26-28, 2006 (public conference)