Our 2012 Annual Meeting Program

Chicago, Illinois, November 16-18,
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion

Friday, November 16
7:00-9:00pm, Williford B, Hilton Chicago Hotel
AAR Program: P16-400

Discussion of Rajiv Malhotra’s Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism

Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Harvard University, Presiding

Brian Pennington, Maryville College
Jonathan B. Edelmann, Mississippi State University
Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College

Rajiv Malhotra, Respondent

Sunday, November 18
7:30-8:30am, South Building Room S106a, McCormick Place Convention Center
AAR Program: P18-2

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Board Meeting

Sunday, November 18
9:00-11:30am, South Building Room S106a, McCormick Place Convention Center
AAR Program: P18-104


Interreligious Ritual Participation: Reverence, Flippancy, or Betrayal?

Chad M. Bauman, Butler University, Presiding

Jon Paul Sydnor, Emmanuel College
Doctrinal Approach-Ritual as the Expression of Theological Commitments

Joris Geldhof and Marianne Moyaert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Phenomenological Approach-Ritual as Irreducible Symbolic Action

Christopher Conway, Boston College
Sociopolitical Approach-Fear and Loathing on the Kentucky Campaign Trail: Practice, Politics, and Pluralism

Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College
Pluralist Approach-In the Footsteps of Ramakrishna: Interreligious Ritual Participation from a Vedanta Society Perspective


Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Book Award: Michelle Voss Roberts, Dualities: A Theology of Difference

Tracy Tiemeier, Loyola Marymount University, Presiding

Business Meeting

Michael McLaughlin, St. Leo University, Presiding