Boston College Lowell Humanities Series hosts Francis X. Clooney, S.J. , Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School.
He taught at Boston College from 1984 until 2005. He is generally recognized as the father of the contemporary field of comparative theology and he has published numerous books in the area of Hindu-Christian comparative theology. He has also written on the Jesuit missionary tradition, particularly in India, on the early Jesuit pan-Asian discourse on reincarnation, and on the dynamics of dialogue and interreligious learning in the contemporary world.
Recent books include Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics: Why and How It Matters (University of Virginia Press, 2019) and Western Jesuit Scholars in India: Tracing Their Paths, Reassesing Their Goals (Brill, 2020), and St. Joseph in South India: Poetry, Mission and Theology in Costanzo Gioseffo Beschi’s Tempavani. (de Nobili Research Library Series, Vienna 2022).
He is currently President of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
This talk is cosponsored by the Boton College Theology Department.
The Lowell Humanities Series is funded by the Lowell Institute.
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