Program

All sessions will be in the Trone Student Union at Furman University. All regular sessions will occur in the Burgiss Theater. Plenary Sessions will be in the Watkins Room.

On-site registration and check-in will be in the lobby of the Trone Student Union beginning at 11:30 AM, Thursday the 23rd.

Lodging and transportation information is available here.

Thursday, March 23

First shuttle from Downtown Greenville Westin Poinsett hotel: 11:15 AM

Second & last shuttle from Downtown Greenville Westin Poinsett hotel: 11:45 AM

11:30 AM (Trone Student Union lobby): Registration begins

12:30 – 12:45 PM (Watkins Room): General Welcome & Information

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Kevin Schilbrack (Appalachian State University), “Religious Affordances”

1:45-2:30 PM: Brock Bahler (University of Pittsburgh), “Phenomenology of Embodied Cognition”

2:30-2:45 PM: Break

2:45-3:30 PM: Vita Emery (Fordham University), “Mystical Experience: Revelation in and of the Body”

3:30-4:15 PM: Neal DeRoo (The King’s University), “Toward a Material Spirituality: Religion and Phenomenological Expression”

4:15-4:30 PM: Break

4:30-5:15 PM (Burgiss Theater): Ronald L. Mercer, Jr. (Chapman Seminary), “Awaiting Your Reply: Why the Church Needs the Blues”

5:15-5:30 PM: Break

5:30-6:45 PM (Watkins Room): Wendy Farley (San Francisco Theological Seminary), “Divine Emptiness and Dark Times: Marguerite Porete and the Death of Reason”

6:45-7:30 PM (Watkins Lobby): Reception

7:30-9:00 PM – Dinner & drinks at the Tupelo Honey Café (downstairs in Trone Student Union)

9:00 PM: Shuttle return to Westin Poinsett Hotel

Friday, March 24

7:15 AM: First shuttle from Westin Poinsett

7:45 AM: Second & last shuttle from Westin Poinsett

7:45-8:30 (Burgiss lobby): Coffee & pastries

8:30-9:15 AM: Kate Finley (University of Notre Dame), “Embodied Cognition and Religious Experience”

9:15-10:00 AM: Daniel Jesse (Grand Rapids Community College), “An Invitation to Sorrow: Saturating our Liturgy with Sadness”

10:00-10:45 AM: Sharon L. Putt (Messiah College), “Improvising ‘Compassionate Action’: Taking Farley and Benson to Bethany”

10:45-11:00 AM: Break

11:00-11:45 AM: Joseph Rivera (Dublin City University), “Reconciling Metaphysics and Sacramental Experience: Reflections on the Eucharist”

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Michelle Panchuk (University of Notre Dame), “Toward a Liturgy of Protest”

12:30-1:45 PM: Lunch in Furman Dining Hall or Food Court

1:45-2:30 PM: Jeffrey Hanson (Harvard University), “Naked Before God: Kierkegaard’s Liturgical Self”

2:30-3:15 PM: Jacob Given (Villanova University), “Reflecting on the Way Along the Way: Formal Indication as Theological Method”

3:15-3:30 PM: Break

3:30-4:15 PM: Clayton Shoppa (Saint Francis College), “Liturgy and Contemplation”

4:15-5:00 PM: Brian Harding (Texas Woman’s University), “Liturgies of Life and Death (or Matadors, Philosophers, and God)”

5:30-6:45 PM (Watkins Room): Bruce Ellis Benson (Loyola Marymount University), “The Liturgical Basis of Religion”

7:00-9:00 PM (Hartness Pavilion): Banquet

9:00 PM: Shuttle back to Westin Poinsett Hotel

If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact the conference organizer, J. Aaron Simmons at: aaron.simmons@furman.edu or 864-294-3526

Sponsors:

Ayers Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

Furman University Philosophy Department