Symposium / Colloque

Religious Experience

l’expérience religieuse

a symposium sponsored by Canadian Jacques Maritain Association
un colloque international co-parainé par l'association canadienne Jacques Maritain
in association with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 
en collaboration avec le Congrès des sciences sociales et humaines

June 3-4 juin, 2008

Locale /Conference Venue: 
University of British Columbia,
Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Building, Room # 1206

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For general information on the Congress, click here.
Pour des informations générales sur le congrès, cliquetez ici.

Tentative programme:

June 3, 2008
Morning Session: Religious Experience and God
9 am - 12:30
June 4, 2008
Morning Session: God and Politics
9 am - 12:30

Moderator: Chantal Beauvais
9.00 – 9.45    Richard Feist, Saint Paul University
A.N. Whitehead’s View of Experience in General and of God in Particular
9.45 – 10.30    Jonathan Lavery, Wilfrid  Laurier University, Brantford
Butler’s neglected account of moral agency and religious devotion
10.30 – 11.00    Break
11.00 – 11.45    Louis Perron, Saint Paul University
Transcendence fondamentale et experience religieuse
11.45 – 12.30    Phillip Wiebe, Trinity Western University, Langley
Grounding Theism in Religious Experience

Moderator:  Phillip Wiebe
9.00 – 9.45    Rajesh C. Shukla, Saint Paul University, Ottawa
            Religion, Politics and Liberal Democracy
9.45 – 10.30    Grant Havers, Trinity Western University, Langley
            The Politics of Religious Experience
10.30 – 11.00    Break
11.00 – 11.45    David Klassen, Independent Scholar, Vancouver
            Newman on the Role of Implicit Reason in Religious Belief
11.45 – 12.30    David Bellusci, Dominican University College
             Meister Eckhart: the Ascent to God
12.30 – 2.00    Lunch 12.30 – 2.00             Lunch
Afternoon Session: Religious Experience, Truth and Cognition
2 pm - 5:30 pm / 14h - 17h30
Afternoon Session: Religious Experience, Intuition and God
2 pm - 5:00 pm / 14h - 17h00

Moderator: Louis Perron
2.00 – 2.45    William Sweet, Saint Thomas University  Frederiction, NB
            Religious Experience, Truth and Demonstration
2.45 – 3.30    Thaddeus J. Trenn, University of Toronto
            We Are Not Our Own
3.30 – 4.00    Break
4.00 – 4.45    Chantal Beauvais, Saint Paul University
Edith Stein et Max Scheler : l’expérience de Dieu est-elle un fait d’ordre épistémologique ou moral?
4.45 – 5.30    Jon C. Miller, University of Ottawa
            Hume on Dreams and Miracles

Moderator: Richard Feist
2.00 – 2.45    Christopher Morrissey, Redeemer Pacific College, Langley
            Is the ‘Intuition of Being’ a religious experience?”
2.45 – 3.30    Gyongyi Hegedus, St. Xavier University, Antigonish
The Notion of the “Intuition of Being” in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Thought
3.30 – 3.45    Break
3.45 – 4.30    Leslie Armour, Dominican University College
            Religious Experience and Their Frameworks of Intelligibility
4.30 – 4.45    Closing Remarks by the President and other Officials of Maritain Association 


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Dr Richard Feist,
Faculty of Philosophy, Université Saint-Paul / Saint Paul University
236 rue Main St., Ottawa, ON
tel: (613) 236-1393  poste/ext. 2459