Videos of Conference Papers

Please follow the hyperlinks for video coverage of each panel.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Panel I: Beauty and Hinduism

  • A Whole Ocean of Beauty: Encountering a Goddess as a Catholic, Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (Harvard University)
  • The Mystery of the Infinite in the Hindu Spirituality of Non-Duality, Bradley Malkovsky (University of Notre Dame)
  • Respondents: Sucharita Adluri (Cleveland State University), Anantanand Rambachan (St. Olaf College)

Keynote Lecture, John Allen (Boston Globe)


Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Panel II: Beauty and Buddhism

  • The Splendor (Zhuangyan) of Awakening:  A Buddhist Analogue to the Christian Vision of Gloria Dei, Robert Gimello (University of Notre Dame)
  • Finding Beauty in the Other: Tathāgatagarbha and Imago Dei, Donald Mitchell (Purdue University)
  • Respondents: Robert Trent Pomplun (Loyola University Maryland), Gene Reeves (Risshō Kōsei-kai)


Panel IIIa: Muslim-Christian Conversations on Finding Beauty in the Other

  • Indeed, God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, Catherine Bronson (University of Notre Dame)
  • 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty ...' : Finding the Truth of the Cross Where its Beauty is Not Recognized, Daniel A. Madigan, S.J. (Georgetown University)
  • Vengeance and Mercy in the Qur'an, Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame)


Panel IIIb: Muslim-Christian Conversations on Finding Beauty in the Other

  • "There is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve”: Does the Qur'an extend salvific promise to the other?, Mun'im Sirry (University of Notre Dame)
  • Recognizing the Divine in the Other’s Religion: Reading Verse 5:83 in Reciprocity, Nayla Tabbara (Adyan Foundation, Lebanon)


Panel IV: Beauty and Africa

  •  Of Kente Cloth, Rainbow Nations and the Virtue of Pluralism: Navigating the Beauty and Dignity of Difference in Search for a Livable Future in Africa, Teresia Hinga (Santa Clara University)
  • The Disciplines of Goodness and the Rediscovery of Beauty in Oneself. An African Perspective, Emmanuael Katongole (University of Notre Dame)
  • Beauty in the Evangelization of Africa: Achievements and Challenges, Paul Kollman, C.S.C. (University of Notre Dame)
  •  "Agwa bu Mma": Morality and Aesthetics in an African Community, Paulinus I. Odozor (University of Notre Dame)


Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Panel V: Graduate Student Panel

  • Islamic Da'wa and Other Religions: Two Case Studies from Modern India, Matthew J. Kuiper (University of Notre Dame)
  • Catholic Charismatics in Uganda, Alison Fitchett Climenhaga (University of Notre Dame)
  • Muhammad Asad, Interpreting the Qur'an for the Modern Mind, Enno H. Dango (University of Notre Dame)
  • Bonaventure and Chinul: Christian and Buddhist Models for the Integration of the Intellectual and Spiritual Life, Yongho Francis Lee (University of Notre Dame)
  • Ornamental or Integral Beauty: Catholicity from the Interstitial Perspective, Jaisy Joseph (Boston College)


Panel VI: Beauty and Catholic Theology of Religions

  • Hidden Beauty and Hope: The Face of the Other, Maria Clara Bingemer (Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Tragic Beauty: The Cry of the Poor and Interfaith Aesthetics, Peter Casarella (University of Notre Dame)
  • Beauty and the Problem of Discernment in Catholic Theology of Religions, Catherine Comille (Boston College)
  • The Beauty of Love and Forgiveness? Lawrence Sullivan (University of Notre Dame, Emeritus)