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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Conference - Christianity in a Pluralist Society

Theologisches Forschungskolleg, Universität Erfurt &
Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair of Theological Ethics, Loyola University Chicago

Internationale Nachwuchsforschertagung -
International Junior Scholar Conference:


Welcome to Loyola
Reinhard Andress, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Susan Ross, Chair of Department of Theology
Hille Haker, Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair of Moral Theology  

Christianity in a Pluralistic Society: Introduction
Christof Mandry: Pluralistic society and Christianity – Germany
Michael Murphy: Pluralistic society and Christianity – USA
Benedikt Kranemann: Liturgy in a pluralistic society
Susan Ross: Feminist Spirituality and the Christian liturgy

Christianity in Different Contexts
Petr Stica: Theology in a Post-Christian Society; Selected Challenges for Catholic Theology in the Czech Republik
Silas Morgan: Political Theology
Theresa Niesing: Response
Sebastion Holzbrecher: Civil Society in Socialist Dictatorship? Annotations from a Theological Point of View
Colby Dickinson
Jesse Perillo: Response

Keynote Lecture
Robin Lovin: The Challenges of Contemporary Christianity


Christianity in Different Contexts
Henning Bühmann: Service on the front; German Gospel Wagons as a tool of evangelism in a pluralizing society (1926-1933)
William Myatt: Religion in the public sphere
Katharina Koenig: Response
Michael Karker: If life itself will be a burden...; Canonical reflections about the sanctifying office of the Catholic Church in the context of euthanasia
Tara Flanagan: Hospice Care and a Theology of Hospitality for Patients at the End of Life
Reka Nagy Ujlaki: Response

Christianity in Different Contexts
Christof Mandry: Theological Ethics and the Pluralism of Values – the case of the European Union
John Crowley Buck: Religion in the Civil Sphere – the Future of Catholic Social Teaching
Joshua Maldin: Response


Christianity in Different Contexts
Walter Lesch: Religious and ethical plurality in secular and post-secular cities”
John McCarthy: Secular or post-secular societies?
Response: Michael McCarthy

Christianity in Different Contexts
Scott Moore: Liturgies of Baptismal Remembrance; Inclusive or Exclusive?
Grant Gholson: Ecclesial Justice – A New Framework
Brigette Benz: Response

Closing Session
Hille Haker: Religion in the Public Sphere
Panel Discussion Led by Respondents: Theresa Niesing, Jesse Perillo, Katharina Koenig, Reka Nagy Ujlaki, John Crowley Buck, Brigitte Benz, Michael McCarthy


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