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Fall Meeting 2018

October 26-27, 2018 [Note: Dates moved from Nov to avoid conflict with Parliament of the World's Religion]

Christian-Muslim Perspectives on Death, Dying & Eschatology

Classroom B at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California


Friday, Oct 26
1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration
2-5 pm - Paper Session
5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner
7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Julie Rubio (JST) and Kamal Abu-Shamsieh (GTU) 
They will will discuss ethical questions raised by the issue of assisted dying or “death with dignity” from Muslim and Christian ethical perspectives.
Note: The public lecture is held in the Tucson Room.

Saturday, Oct 27
9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
9:30 am-noon - Paper Session


The papers for the Fall Meeting will explore questions related to Christian and Muslim perspectives on death, dying, and eschatology.

Friday afternoon will begin with a paper by Kamal Abu-Shamsieh (GTU) focusing on four elements of the ethics of care based on the end of life experience of the Prophet Muḥammad (docx, pdf), with Bryan Kromholtz, OP (DSPT) responding. This will be followed by a paper considering the form and role of the Christian funeral sermon by Shauna Hannan (PLTS) (pdf), with Purushottama Biliomoria (CDS) responding.

Saturday morning will begin with a paper by Christopher Hadley, SJ (JST) that investigates aspects of eschatology in contemporary theology (docx, pdf), with Ted Peters (PLTS) responding. A second paper may be added to the session.

Papers will be posted here soon.

You may register at the meeting or online via the PCTS registration page. To renew full yearly membership for 2018-19 and register for the Fall 2018 meeting simultaneously via Pay Pal, you may:
Student members and nonmember attendees, please use the PCTS registration page.