Francis X. Clooney, S.J., the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School, will present the Candlemas Lecture titled “On the Edge: Reflections on Being a Catholic Intellectual amid Many Religions” at Boston College on February 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Fr. Clooney, a leading figure in the field of comparative theology, is the author of several books, including Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics: Why and How It Matters; Western Jesuit Scholars in India: Tracing Their Paths, Reassessing Their Goals; and St. Joseph in South India: Poetry, Mission and Theology in Costanzo Gioseffo Beschi’s Tēmpāvani. He is writing an autobiography tentatively titled, Priest and Scholar, Catholic and Hindu: A Love Story. Fr. Clooney, who taught at Boston College from 1984 until 2005, is currently president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
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