The Idea of Tradition in the Late Modern World: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation
A Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Christ College, the Humanities-Based Honors College of Valparaiso University
This conference brings together leading scholars — Christian, Jewish, and Muslim — to discuss the idea of tradition in the late modern world. In particular, the conference seeks to address three questions:
- What exactly is tradition?
- How can one transmit a tradition, specifically a religious tradition, in the cultural context of late modernity?
- What role do/should educational institutions play in this process?
Date/Time: Friday, April 20, 2018, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Refectory Auditorium, Mueller Hall, Valparaiso University
Contact/Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.464.6730
|9 a.m. — Introduction
Dean Jennifer Prough and Tal Howard
|9:30 a.m. — First Session
Rabbi David Novak
|10:30 a.m. — Coffee Break|
|11 a.m. — Second Session
Rev. James L. Heft and David Bentley Hart
|1 p.m. — Lunch Break|
|2 p.m. — Third Session
Ebrahim Moosa and Rev. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
|4 p.m. — Coffee Break|
|4:30 p.m. — Fourth Session
Closing Panel Discussion, All Speakers
|5:30 p.m. — Conclusion of Conference|