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Fall Meeting 2010

November 5-6, 2010

TOPIC: Religion in the Public Sphere

LOCATION: Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California


  • Friday November 5, 2-5 pm. Papers by Bill O’Neill (JST) & Erin Brigham (USF)
  • 5-7pm. Business Meeting, Dinner (Cost = $25)
  • 7-8 pm. Public Lecture by Ted Peters (Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary)
  •   “The Wolves of Jack London: Darwin, Sin, and Human Nature”

  • Saturday, November 6, 9:30–10am. Continental Breakfast
  • 10am-noon, Papers by Daren Erisman (GTU) & Nazeer Ahmed (American Institute of Islamic History and Culture)


William O'Neill, SJ, (JSTB),

"The Wisdom of Serpents? Religion in the Public Realm." ()
Respondent is Jack Crossley.

Erin Brigham (USF),

"Communicative Rationality and public Theology; Some implications of Contemporary Critical Theory on Theological Method Today." ()
Respondent is Malcolm Young.

Daren Erisman (GTU),

"Power and the Public Sphere: How the pre-Islamic view of hilm and the Christian understanding of kenosis may inform Public Policy." ()
Respondent is Giv Nassiri.

Nazeer Ahmed (American Institute of Islamic History and Culture),

"Faith and the Dialogue of Civilization." ()
Respondent is Daren Erisman.