Boston Univerity Professor, Author To Give Comparative Theology Lecture
Date of Event: March 29, 2004
Posted: March 16, 2004
Francis X. Clooney, author and professor of theology at Boston University, will lecture about the "Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary: Re-Doing Theology in a Global Context" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday March 29 at Slayter Auditorium. Clooney will be speaking as part of the Goodspeed Lecture Series.
A leading scholar in comparative theology, Clooney defines this study as "entailing reflection on theological themes...and also theological method and purpose as exemplified in various religious traditions." In his talk at Denison, he will aim to provide an example of how comparative theology works in the new global context of human religiosity.
Clooney has authored multiple articles and eight books on Hindu and comparative theology. His latest work, "Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary: Six Hymns and How They Help Us to See," will be published later this year.
Clooney's lecture is funded by the Goodspeed Lecture Series, which features scholars whose work is in the field of religion or is related to religious issues. The fund is named in honor of the late Edgar J. Goodspeed, a 1890 Denison graduate, who was one of nine biblical scholars who worked on the Revised Standard Version of the Scriptures, published in 1946, which has superceded the King James Version in official usage in many American denominations.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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