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I am a systematic theologian who utilizes Daoist thought to inspire new interpretations of Christian revelationI am a systematic theologian who utilizes Daoist thought to inspire new interpretations of Christian revelation
Bidlack was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan where he translated a Song Dynasty Daoist textBidlack was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan where he translated a Song Dynasty Daoist text
Two events attract my attention: Creation and ResurrectionTwo events attract my attention: Creation and Resurrection

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Bede Benjamin Bidlack, Ph.D.

Ph.D. 2011 Boston College, Comparative Theology
M.A. 2005 Boston University, Chinese Religion
B.A. 1992 Franklin & Marshall College, Biology-Psychology

Courses

  • TH 256 Religions of Asia
  • TH 369 Christianity in a Comparative Perspective: Daoism
  • HU 100 Humanities Seminar

Research Interests

I am a systematic theologian who utilizes Daoist thought to inspire new interpretations of Christian revelation. Two events attract my attention: Creation and Resurrection. What are the theological implications of the world created good? What does Christian spirituality look like when we allow the Earth and the Cosmos into our lives with God? After Creation, the most remarkable event is the Resurrection. God found part of Creation, the body, important enough to resurrect and to promise humanity eternal life--body and soul. How do we live the present in light of that future promise? What does the Resurrection mean for our bodies? These questions draw me into the areas of theological anthropology, as well as practical and sacramental theology, but my approach is comparative.

Directed Study Projects

Students who conduct research projects with me usually have an interest in Asian religions, interreligious dialogue, and comparative theology. Such study is a response to the call of Vatican II to discover how the Holy Spirit might be working through other religions. In order to do so, students will have to approach their research in the spirit of the first command of the Rule of St. Benedict: "Listen." Students can expect that their studies will prepare them for a time when the religions of the world are meeting each other with great urgency.

Contact Information

Prof. Bede Bidlack
Bede Bidlack

Assistant Professor
Department of Theology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7072

Office:
222 Bradley House