CFP: The Challenge of God

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Conference date(s):
April 14, 2016 - April 16, 2016

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Conference Venue:

Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University, Chicago
Chicago, United States

Topic areas


Our conference aims to explore the past, present, and future of the dialogue between the Catholic tradition and continental philosophy from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.  In this respect, we invite scholars working in the humanities, especially those in philosophy or theology to consider how they might contribute to this unique gathering. Proposals should be 300-500 words, include name, contact information, and affiliation, and be emailed to [email protected] by November 1, 2015. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 ·         Phenomenological accounts of the self from a Catholic perspective

·         Sacramental understandings of embodied being, the body

·         The Catholic (literary) imagination in dialogue with continental interpretations of literature

·         Catholic identity as an encounter with alterity

·         The ‘romance’ of Catholic Orthodoxy from a continental and political perspective

·         Implications for the Catholic intellectual heritage from recent returns to Saint Paul

·         Mysticism and ecstatic states in the Catholic tradition

·         Confession and the disciplining/mortification of bodies in relation to historical Catholic practices

·         The role of memory and history in the development of Catholic doctrine and tradition

Keynote speakers:

John D. Caputo 

Richard Kearney

Julia Kristeva

Jean-Luc Marion

Adriaan Peperzak


For questions, please contact Jacob Torbeck and Xin Chen at [email protected]

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