Call for Papers
SACP Mini-Symposium on
Raimon Panikkar’s Intercultural Thought
Boston, November 17, 2017

In addition to the regular SACP panel, the SACP will host a mini-symposium on the intercultural thought of Raimon Panikkar at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston. This symposium is made possible by private donations. It will take place on November 17 (Friday), the day before the official beginning of the AAR program in order to avoid any scheduling conflict.

Raimon Panikkar’s thought covers a wide range of fields from theology to philosophy, culminating in the praxis of dialogical dialogue that aims at facilitating interreligious and intercultural communication and mutual enrichment. The purpose of the symposium is to celebrate the forthcoming book, The Companion to Raimon Panikkar (Cambridge: James Clark, 2017) ed., Peter Phan & Young-chan Ro, (Cambridge: James Clarke, 2017). The contributors of this volume will share their findings, but the symposium is open to all scholars and professionals who find Panikkar’s dialogical philosophy important. Together, we will engage Panikkar’s insight, multifaceted philosophy, and dynamic praxis. The themes of this year’s symposium are:

  • Philosophical (and theological) critique of Panikkar’s interreligious intercultural thought. Topics of interest may include:
    • Pluralism
    • Myth and logos
    • Diatopical hermeneutics
    • Dialogue and dialectics
    • Cultural disarmament
  • Celebration of the publication of the Companion to Raimon Panikkar (Cambridge: James Clark, 2017), ed., Peter Phan & Young-chan Ro, (Cambridge: James Clarke, 2017).

Please submit your proposal of 200-300 words to Dr. Michiko Yusa at The deadline for the submission is May 22, 2017.  


Call for Papers-Panikkar symposium 2017