Expanded CFP: Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism

This is an updated and expanded CFP from the previous post here.

Chapter proposals are invited for two new book projects, Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, due by March 1, 2015. Both books explore the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as theology, literary criticism, history, philosophy, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Current doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, though all proposals will be considered for both books.

We invite proposals for chapters that explicitly address the intersections between ecofeminism and other approaches or perspectives (for example, posthumanism, postcolonial studies, or queer studies). We especially encourage authors to highlight the unique contributions that ecofeminism, in combination with other approaches, brings to their primary discipline.

Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by March 1, 2015. First drafts of full chapters (6000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

The editor of Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, D. A. Vakoch, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as general editor of Lexington Books’ Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch’s earlier edited books include Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse (2011), Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature (2012), and (with F. Castrillón) Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature (2014).

Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism will be guided by Quinby’s (1990, 126) observation that “Like the ecology and feminist movements from which it derives, ecofeminism is not devoid of impulses to develop a ‘coherent’ theory.” And yet, Quinby argues, coherence is limited in the face of modern power relations through which domination occurs. By Quinby’s (1990, 123) analysis, ecofeminism is most effective in opposing the oppressions of modern power by fostering a range of practices and theories: “Against such power, coherence in theory and centralization of practice make a social movement irrelevant or, worse, vulnerable, or—even more dangerous—participatory with the forces of domination.” Contrary to this pull toward uniformity, “Ecofeminist Intersections” and “New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism” will explore the variety of ecofeminisms that have developed since d’Eaubonne coined the word “ecofeminism” in 1974.

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Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology conference: The Letter and the Spirit: On the Forgotten Documents of Vatican II

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From October 26 – 29, 2015, The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven will convene the 10th biennial meeting of the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST X) conference, titled:

The Letter and the Spirit: On the Forgotten Documents of Vatican II

The conference will explore the reception of the Second Vatican Council in our time and the history of its effects. Specialists from the domains of fundamental and systematic theology, mission and religion, journalism and education, including Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (Archbishop of Manila), will discuss the programme of the Council and the degree to which it has been realized. The conference will also feature a special discussion panel comprised of media experts and reporters.

A Call For Papers has been announced for those who wish to submit presentation proposals related to the conference subject. Scholars are welcome to deliver papers of 20 minutes on all topics related to the theme of the conference. All contributors are invited to make a special effort to relate their insights to the way in which the Second Vatican Council, especially by its less prominent documents, has had and is still having an impact on the life of the Church from a theological viewpoint. A whole day will be reserved for doctorandi and recent PhDs on Monday, October 26, 2015. In addition, doctoral students and recent PhDs whose topics are directly related to the conference theme will be given the chance to speak in a special parallel paper session reserved for junior scholars during the senior scholars’ papers sessions. The deadline for all submissions is March 15, 2015.

The working language of the conference is English but papers can be presented in French and German as well. Scholars who are planning to present in French or German should also send an abstract in English.

The full Conference Statement and Call For Papers form can be found at www.lestconference.com. To request further information, contact lest@theo.kuleuven.be.

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Now available: The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics, by Michael Martin

Now available from Angelico Press: The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics, by Michael Martin, with a foreword by Adrian Pabst (Angelico Press; Published 10 February 2015; 246pp+).

In The Submerged Reality, Michael Martin challenges us to reimagine theology, philosophy, and poetics through the lens of sophiology. Sophiology, as this book shows, is not a rogue theology, but a way of perceiving that which shines through the cosmos: a way that can return metaphysics to postmodern thought and facilitate a (re)union of religion, science, and art.

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Blurbs:

“This is a brave, powerful, and intensely fascinating book that will certainly prove controversial. The notion of the divine Wisdom, Sophia, has always proved contentious in theology, but has remained persistent. For Michael Martin, it is essentially a poetic intuition, challenging our ways of perception and understanding. Exploring writers left in the shadows by conventional theology, he taps sources from which theology and the life of the Church could find renewal.” — ANDREW LOUTH, author of The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition andIntroducing Eastern Orthodox Theology

“In The Submerged Reality, Michael Martin suggests why a radicalized orthodoxy in the future will need more to ‘walk on the wild side’ and appropriate what is best in the esoteric, occult, and even gnostic traditions. He intimates that the past failure to do this is linked to a one-sidedly masculine theology, downgrading the sacrality of life, immanence, fertility, and the ‘active receptivity’ of the feminine. The consequence of this has been the perverse liberal attempt to distill ‘order out of disorder,’ or the denial of real essences, relations, gender difference, and the objective existence of all things as beautiful. Finally, Martin argues that such a genuinely feminist theology would also be concerned with a space between the openly empirical observation of nature on the one hand, and the reflective exposition of divine historical revelation on the other. In this space, continuously new poetic realities are shaped and emerge under the guidance of holy inspiring wisdom.” — JOHN MILBANK, author of Theology and Social Theory and Beyond Secular Order

“This is a very clearly written and lively work of Catholic apologetics. Professors would be well advised to assign it as a text for undergraduate courses in theology. The Submerged Reality could win the hearts and minds of contemporary young people for Christian belief.” — FRANCESCA ARAN MURPHY, Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

“Sophiology as participatory metaphysics shows us how Christian thought has not always been sufficiently Trinitarian and personalist, and how Christianity gradually split into multiple denominational chapels as a result. It further shows how the modern division between faith and reason must be supplemented by symbolic and eschatological thinking, and how thought centered on the Wisdom of God allows us to find new ways of dialogue between the monotheistic and cosmocentric spheres of human civilization. It is the great merit of Michael Martin’s work to open our eyes to such awareness. This is a very daring book, written with great erudition, and one that delivers the best of Christian thought, both East and West, in modern times.” — ANTOINE ARJAKOVSKY, Research Director, Collège des Bernardins, Paris

“Sophiology is best understood, not as a ‘doctrine,’ but as a way of seeing and feeling the deepest mystery of reality. In this wide-ranging and exhilarating book, Michael Martin gives us the most important theological apologia for the contemplation of divine Sophia since the great Russian Sophiologists of the last century. Drawing on the Russian genius of Vladimir Soloviev and Sergius Bulgakov, Martin’s meditation on Sophia ranges across the contributions of figures such as Jacob Boehme and Rudolf Steiner, Edith Stein and Pavel Florensky, Hans Urs von Balthasar and John Milbank. In so doing, he weaves a rich tapestry that illumines how a deeper gaze toward the feminine figure of Sophia begins to yield a more adequate response to the crisis of post-modern secular culture.” — AARON RICHES, Instituto de Teología Lumen Gentium / Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein, Granada, Spain

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Jon Hoover: “How to read the medieval scholar the Islamic State used to justify al-Kasasbeh murder”

Jon Hoover, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham has written the following analysis of Islamic State’s use of Ibn Taymiyya in the Moaz al-Kasasbeh video: How to read the medieval scholar the Islamic State used to justify al-Kasasbeh murder

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Darwin’s Pious Idea On Sale at Amazon

Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong is currently on sale at Amazon.com for $7.98. Click here to purchase.

Earlier praise for Darwin’s Pious Idea:

“Despite its length, Darwin’s Pious Idea is a very readable book, engaging and often acerbically witty. It has some serious and original things to say about what always threatens to turn into a sterile debate between rather fictionalized and trivialized versions of science and religion. . . . The sheer exuberance of the presentation is a delight. . . . Certainly the most interesting and invigorating book on the science-religion frontier that I have encountered.” — Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, Times Literary Supplement

“Writing with engaging humor that betrays an extraordinary energetic intelligence, Conor Cunningham shows us why, given the Christian God, an evolutionary account of life is necessary. . . . This theological account of creation, I believe, will become a classic.” — Stanley Hauerwas

“This book attempts to connect the debate about the nature of Darwinian evolution to the Christian theology of creation. . . . Cunningham shows that the picture of God as the great Designer of artifacts, espoused by Paley and common to both ultra-Darwinians and Creationists, is profoundly at odds with Christianity.” — Charles Taylor, McGill University, author of A Secular Age

“This is an excellent book! Very well informed and written in an accessible style, it will be easily understood by lay readers, especially thanks to the beautiful, simple examples, stories, and quotations that Cunningham employs. In addition, his interpretation of genetic science is faultless. I learned a great deal from this book!” — Michel Morange, Center for the Study of the History of Science, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

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New book in the Veritas series: Sacramental Presence after Heidegger: Onto-Theology, Sacraments, and the Mother’s Smile

Newly available from the Centre of Theology and Philosophy’s Veritas series: Sacramental Presence after Heidegger: Onto-theology, Sacraments, and the Mother’s Smile, by Conor Sweeney.

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Book description:

Theology after Heidegger must take into account history and language as constitutive elements in the pursuit of meaning. Quite often, this prompts a hurried flight from metaphysics to an embrace of an absence at the center of Christian narrativity. In this book, Conor Sweeney explores the “postmodern” critique of presence in the context of sacramental theology, engaging the thought of Louis-Marie Chauvet and Lieven Boeve. Chauvet is an influential postmodern theologian whose critique of the perceived onto-theological constitution of presence in traditional sacramental theology has made big waves, while Boeve is part of a more recent generation of theologians who even more wholeheartedly embrace postmodern consequences for theology.

Sweeney considers the extent to which postmodernism a la Heidegger upsets the hermeneutics of sacramentality, asking whether this requires us to renounce the search for a presence that by definition transcends us. Against both the fetishization of presence and absence, Sweeney argues that metaphysics has a properly sacramental basis, and that it is only through this reality that the dialectic of presence and absence can be transcended. The case is made for the full but restless signification of the mother’s smile as the paradigm for genuine sacramental presence.

Endorsements:

“Conor Sweeney’s is a welcome new voice in the burgeoning choir of theologians returning to metaphysics. Carefully critiquing postmodern Heideggerian approaches to sacramental presence, he invites us to recognize the sacraments’ transcendent love in the mother’s smile. With this evocative use of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Sweeney sets us on the right path: an approach to sacramentality that moves beyond the flat horizons of language and time.” —Hans Boersma, J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“This work will be immensely valuable for those who teach sacramental theology with reference to the Trinitarian Christocentrism embedded in the magisterial teachings of the post-Conciliar era. Sweeney is critical of both the Baroque scholastic temptation (offering the world a metaphysics devoid of the encounter with Christ) and the postmodern temptation (concluding we can’t say anything definite about anything.) Instead he suggests we reimagine sacramental presence according to the perspective of the nuptial mystery.” — Tracey Rowland, Permanent Fellow in Political Philosophy and Continental Theology, John Paul II Institute, Melbourne, Australia

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Lumen Christi Institute: 2015 Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

The Lumen Christi Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

Now in its seventh year, these seminars are open to Ph.D. students in the humanities, social sciences, and other relevant areas of study. Room, board, and a travel stipend will be included for those whose applications are accepted. Each seminar will include five days of intensive discussion based on close reading of the assigned texts as well as daily presentations given by the professor and student participants. A deep knowledge of the material is not required to apply. The goal of each seminar is twofold: first, to enable participants to gain mastery over the material under discussion, both for teaching and research purposes; and second, to deepen participants’ understanding and awareness of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Metaphysics and the Soul in Thomas Aquinas
June 19-24, 2015
Hosted by the School of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Prof. Stephen L. Brock, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

The Thought of John Henry Newman
July 12-17, 2015
Merton College, University of Oxford
Prof. Ian Ker, University of Oxford

Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation
August 2-7, 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa

APPLICATION FAQ

For more information, see the Summer Seminars website here.

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Notable: The Metaphysics of World Order: A Synthesis of Philosophy, Theology, and Politics, by Nicolas Laos

Now available: The Metaphysics of World Order: A Synthesis of Philosophy, Theology, and Politics, by Nicolas Laos (Pickwick/Wipf & Stock; Published January 19th, 2015; 244+ pp).

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In this book, Nicolas Laos studies the meaning of the terms “world” and “order,” the moral dimensions of each world order model, and wider issues of meaning and interpretation generated by humanity’s attempt to live in a meaningful world and to find the logos of the beings and things in the world. The aim of this book is to propose a unified theory of world order (i.e., a theory that combines philosophy, theology, and political theory). In this context, the author provides a thought-provoking (re)interpretation of classical philosophy (placing particular emphasis on Platonism), an in-depth inquiry into medieval philosophy and spirituality (placing particular emphasis on the cultural differences between the Greek East and the Latino-Frankish West), and an intellectually challenging review and evaluation of modern Western philosophy (including Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger) and of Nietzsche’s and the postmodernists’ revolt against modernity. He then elucidates the philosophical foundations and “pedigree” of each of the three basic political theories of modernity (i.e., Liberalism, Communism, and Fascism), and he studies the basic theoretical debates in International Relations, Geopolitics, and Noopolitics. Finally, Laos proposes a new, “fourth,” political theory which he calls “metaphysical republicanism.”

Endorsements & Reviews

“Nicolas Laos’s The Metaphysics of World Order not only summarizes, evaluates, and extends a very powerful literature in philosophy, theology, and political theory, but also it is a creative and substantial contribution to political philosophy and world order studies. It is a masterful interdisciplinary research work and it is clearly and engagingly written from beginning to end.” — Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, Research Center for Greek Philosophy, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece

“Nicolas Laos is an outstanding scholar. His book, The Metaphysics of World Order, is a masterpiece. The author’s vision is to combine philosophy, theology, and political theory in order to propose a unified theory of world order. Anyone interested in international and political studies must read the book!” — John M. Nomikos, Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece

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Nihilism and Metaphysics: The Third Voyage, by Vittorio Possenti

Nihilism and Metaphysics: The Third Voyage, by Vittorio Possenti, translated by Daniel B. Gallagher, with a foreword by Brian Schroeder (SUNY; Published: January 2, 2015; 424+ pp).

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Book description:

Challenging the idea that nihilism has supplanted metaphysics, Vittorio Possenti finds in this philosophical turn the grounds for a mature renewal of metaphysics. Possenti takes the reader on a “third voyage” that goes beyond the “second voyage” indicated by Plato in the Phaedo. He traces the ascendancy of nihilism in philosophy, offering critical examinations of Nietzsche, Gentile, Heidegger, Habermas, Husserl, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Vattimo. With penetrating accounts of philosophical movements such as hermeneutics and logical empiricism, rich with both historical and theoretical insights, Possenti provides a compelling defense of the power of human reason to apprehend the most obvious but also the most profound aspect of things: that they exist. By exploring the ubiquity of nihilism and probing its philosophical roots, Possenti clears the way for a fresh reformulation of metaphysics.

Brief author biography of Vittorio Possenti (taken from here with translation assistance provided by Damian Bacich):

During the years of his high school and university education, Vittorio Possenti was attracted to the history of civilizations, which was inspired by his youthful readings of Giambattista Vico and Arnold Toynbee as well as an epistemology of physics and the general logic of scientific theories (Albert Einstein, Percy Williams Bridgman). He absorbed Einstein’s idea that philosophical theories should be built upon a straightforward, generalized scientific basis, and became interested in the conflict between religion and science that centered on the idea of an Absolute personal / impersonal distinction. When he was twenty, Possenti discovered the application of metaphysical and humanist thought through the works of Jacques Maritain and Thomas Aquinas, and he sensed the speculative and liberating possibilities that are to be found within in the Christian revelation. Possenti was influenced by the philosophy of being, the tradition of personalism, and the school of cognitive realism, which are based on the idea that philosophy is not “lunar” knowledge, that is, a knowledge that lives as ‘reflected’ light and without a specific object, but instead is a knowledge that has its own access to the real where its structure is eminently knowable. Participation in civil and theological debates of the sixties revealed certain political horizons, including that of peace, while a permanent interest has oriented Possenti toward the interplay between the Christian message and moral and civil. The study of several predominant philosophies from Aristotle to Kant, Schelling to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Bergson, and by Giovanni Gentile to Karl Popper, has enabled a comparison with different positions and enriched Possenti’s overall approach.

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Now available: The Suspended Middle, 2nd Edition, by John Milbank

The Suspended Middle: Henri de Lubac and the Renewed Split in Modern Catholic Theology, 2nd Edition, by John Milbank (Eerdmans; Published: 12/29/2014; 134+pp).

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Book description:

French Jesuit Henri de Lubac (1896-1991) was arguably the most revolutionary yet under-acknowledged theologian of the twentieth century. He proposed that Western theology since the early modern period had lost sight of the key to integrating faith and reason — namely, the truth that all human beings are naturally oriented toward the supernatural.

Originally published in 2005, The Suspended Middle by John Milbank defends and amplifies de Lubac’s provocative thesis and rebuts its many critics. In this second edition Milbank has expanded and clarified his argument throughout to take greater account of new critiques of de Lubac. The future of the Christian faith is at stake, says Milbank, as he urges his readers to recover and reinvigorate de Lubac’s biblical-theological-philosophical vision.

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Call for Book Chapters: Ecofeminist Intersections

When d’Eaubonne coined the word “ecofeminism” in 1974, related ideas were already being discussed in a range of social sciences and humanities. Within anthropology Ortner (1974) argued that the universal devaluation of women relative to men could be explained by assuming that women are seen as being closer to nature than men, while men are seen as being more intimately connected with the “higher” realm of culture. Other disciplines seriously engaged the connections between feminism and ecology only later. It was not until the 1990s, for instance, that literary critics began to examine in depth “‘the woman/nature analogy,’ defined by Warren as ‘the connections—historical, empirical, conceptual, theoretical, symbolic, and experiential—between the domination of women and the domination of nature’” (Carr 2000, 16).

In recent years, ecofeminism has played an increasingly important role in a range of disciplines. This new book project, “Ecofeminist Intersections,” explores the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as history, philosophy, theology, religious studies, women’s studies, literary criticism, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

We invite proposals for chapters that explicitly address the intersections between ecofeminism and other approaches or perspectives (for example, posthumanism, postcolonial studies, or queer studies). We especially encourage authors to highlight the unique contributions that ecofeminism, in combination with other approaches, brings to their primary discipline.

Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by March 1, 2015. First drafts of full chapters (6000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

“Ecofeminist Intersections” will be guided by Quinby’s (1990, 126) observation that “Like the ecology and feminist movements from which it derives, ecofeminism is not devoid of impulses to develop a ‘coherent’ theory.” And yet, Quinby argues, coherence is limited in the face of modern power relations through which domination occurs. By Quinby’s (1990, 123) analysis, ecofeminism is most effective in opposing the oppressions of modern power by fostering a range of practices and theories: “Against such power, coherence in theory and centralization of practice make a social movement irrelevant or, worse, vulnerable, or—even more dangerous—participatory with the forces of domination.” Contrary to this pull toward uniformity, “Ecofeminist Intersections” will explore the variety of ecofeminisms that have developed over the past forty years.

The editor of “Ecofeminist Intersections,” D. A. Vakoch, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as general editor of Lexington Books’ Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch’s earlier edited books include Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse (2011), Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature (2012), and (with F. Castrillón) Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature (2014).

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CFP: Ontology and History: A Challenging & Auspicious Dialogue for Philosophy & Theology

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International Conference at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi
29-31 May 2015 in Delphi, Greece

Ontology and History:
A Challenging and Auspicious Dialogue for Philosophy and Theology

This conference will attempt to explore the relationship between ontology and history in the context of both philosophical enquiry and Christian theology. Ontology is the study of being qua being, a field that is typically viewed as distinguishable from––if not also antithetical to––history. However, while the study of being (insofar as it exists) and history may seem unrelated, there is either an explicit or implicit interaction between the two in a number of philosophical traditions; when not explicitly articulated, this implicit interaction emerges as a philosophical problem. And while this is particularly true for various forms of philosophical idealism (e.g. German idealism) and the historicisation of idealism, it emerges as a core problem in the context of Christian theology and its eschatological promise. If the true state of being and beings resides in an eschatological future, not in the present or a distant past (as masterfully expounded by Maximus the Confessor), and if this true state of being and beings is yet to be witnessed, then temporality in general and history in particular become a vital part of ontology proper. This bears immense implications for the philosophical enquiry into ecclesial witness.

Apart from this, a reoccurring challenge within Christianity concerns how we are to make past events present. Rudolf Bultmann tried to make sense of this by elevating word over event. In so doing he formulated an ‘existentialised’ eschatology in which the focus is on the immediate. In current biblical studies there is strong emphasis on making sense of the Resurrection through history, and history is given priority over confession. As a result the ecumenical creeds are denigrated and metaphysical clarification risks being perceived as anti-biblical. In both Catholicism and Orthodoxy there are various construals of anamnesis in which the historical event is made present as a kingdom event through the liturgical experience of the Eucharist. In line with the desire to understand the relationship of the ‘once’ and the ‘always’, there is the challenge of making sense of the particular and the universal. Karl Rahner conflates them: the particular is the universal. Or stepping back in time with Origen, there is the temptation to universalise the particular with salvation. How best can one reconcile the continuity of salvation history and the radical (interruptive) newness of Christ? Political theology, which grew out of a particular account of eschatology, raises the joint concern of how our social histories are legitimated by moral and theological insights about the nature and destiny of the human person. Clearly, the relationship between ontology and history has immense wide-ranging philosophical and theological implications.

Featured Speakers:

  • John Panteleimon Manoussakis (Associate Professor of Philosophy – College of the Holy Cross, Boston MA)
  • Alan J. Torrance (Professor of Systematic Theology – University of St Andrews)
  • Christos Yannaras (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy – Panteion University, Athens)
  • Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon (Academy of Athens)

Organised by:

Dr Sotiris Mitralexis (Freie Universität Berlin)
Andrew TJ Kaethler (University of St Andrews)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome short paper proposals (presentation duration: 20 minutes) on all areas addressed in the conference’s general description and/or in the thematic workshops’ abstracts. Prospective participants can EITHER submit an abstract for a short paper addressing a subject pertaining to the general theme of the conference for a non-thematic session OR submit an abstract for a short paper to be included in one of the following thematic workshops/panels. If your paper is aimed at a specific workshop, please do indicate the workshop’s title after your abstract. Each participant can present only one short paper, be it in a workshop panel or in a non-thematic panel.

All papers must be presented in English. Please send us the title and a short abstract of your paper (200-400 words) in English, along with a short CV, via e-mail to ontologyandhistory [.at.] gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submissions is Sunday, 15 February 2015. You will be informed concerning the acceptance of your paper on Wednesday, February 18 2015, and you will be asked to submit the registration fee via bank transfer or PayPal.

The full registration fee is 200€ and the student registration fee is 120€. Upon registering, please send us your (1) full name with title, (2) institutional affiliation, (3) e-mail, (4) cellphone number and (5) postal address to ontologyandhistory [.at.] gmail.com with the subject “Registration” by no later than Sunday, 22 February 2015. Subsequently, you will be provided with information concerning the bank transfer of the registration fee.

The registration fee covers registration, hotel accommodation in Delphi for two nights (29-31 May 2015), one dinner (29 May) and one lunch (30 May), bus transport to and from Athens, the coffee breaks throughout the conference, as well as conference material.

VENUE

The conference’s venue is the European Cultural Centre of Delphi in Delphi, Greece. Accommodation for 29-31 May 2015 is provided through the registration fee for participants, while a bus transfer from and to Athens will be made available.

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Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality

Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference

Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality

Many Christians worry about being complicit in a system that perpetuates economic inequality, a system that conflicts with deeply held religious values about social justice. But there are those who believe solutions are possible and that economic inequality represents a core justice issue that can be a vital focus for preaching, teaching, and social action.

From January 22-25, 2015 at Trinity Wall Street, a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and economists including Dr. Cornel West, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Barbara Ehrenreich and Robert Reich will offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference, Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality. Conference participation is open to anyone interested in a practical, theological perspective on economic inequality and ideal for seminarians, students and young church leaders looking for thought-leadership from experts and activists.

Dr. West, author of The Rich and the Rest of Us, will offer an opening keynote building the framework of the conference. Archbishop Welby will consider when inequality becomes sinful and talk about the common good. Ms. Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, is set to discuss the class divide in American society, delving into issues such as immigration, poverty, gender, and mobility.

An economist, author and professor, former Secretary of Labor Reich will discuss his 2013 documentary, “Inequality for All” via Skype. This eye-opening film seeks to discover what makes up a good society and what role the widening income gap plays in the deterioration of the nation’s economic health.

The conference will be held at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street, New York City); registration is open now for on-site participants. Video-linked partner sites—which include churches, cathedrals, seminaries, and other organizations—are located throughout the United States and abroad. Partner sites offer all aspects of the conference either in real time, via webcast—where participants can submit questions for speakers via email during the live Q&A—or via video at a later time. Onsite reflection groups are coordinated using materials prepared and provided by Trinity Institute.

“Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference recognizes that many of us feel fearful and hopeless about economic inequality in the U.S. We know the ever-growing gap between the have and the have-nots is a serious but correctable obstacle for human thriving. As we look to the Church in seeking change, this theological conference will bring together action-oriented experts to provide hopeful, clear, practical tools that communities can use to make a positive impact,” said Bob Scott, director of Trinity Institute.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include:

  • Keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West (The Rich and the Rest of Us), Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.
  • The Most Rev. Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury), a former business executive who has focused his writing on ethics, international finance and reconciliation.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, This Land Is Their Land), a writer and activist currently working on the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
  • Juliet Schor (Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth), Professor of Sociology at Boston College.
  • The Rt. Rev. Julio Murray (Bishop of Panama), a passionate advocate for justice in Panama and internationally through his work for the Anglican Communion.

Panelists include:

  • Rachel Held Evans (Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions), New York Times best-selling Christian author and popular blogger, who has been featured on NPR, Slate, The BB and The Washington Post.
  • Jennifer Jones Austin (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies), CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, which promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable.
  • R.R. Reno (Editor of First Things magazine), a theology teacher at Creighton University and the author of In the Ruins of the Church: Sustaining Faith in an Age of Diminished Christianity.
  • Nicole Baker Fulgham (founder and President of Expectations Project), an activist who develops and mobilizes faith-motivated advocates who help close the academic achievement gap in public schools.
  • Robert Reich (Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future), Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Reich also served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration.

Trinity Institute offers two (2) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all persons who complete each year’s National Theological Conference.

To become a partner site whether in the United States or abroad, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/trinity-institute/2015/how-be-partner-site.

For more information about attending the conference in person at Trinity Church, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/trinity-institute/2015/register, call 1-212-300-9902 or email institute@trinitywallstreet.org.

For more information about Trinity Institute, visit TI2015.org.

Trinity Institute
Trinity Institute is a continuing education program founded in 1967 as an outreach of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. The Institute’s annual National Theological Conference equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Recent conferences include Building an Ethical Economy: Theology and the Marketplace, Reading Scripture Through Other Eyes, and Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change. The conference presents emerging and inclusive theological perspectives and engages participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Theological reflection groups are assembled both onsite and at partner sites and provide opportunities to arrive at a deeper understanding of the presentations through peer learning, reflect on how to integrate conference themes with life and work, and build community with colleagues. Participants from all denominations and faith traditions are welcomed.

Trinity Wall Street
Located at the head of Wall Street, Trinity Church has been part of New York City’s and our nation’s history since its charter in 1697. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $80 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; Trinity Preschool; Charlotte’s Place, a community space; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts at One, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and the Trinity Youth Chorus; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan. For more informat ion, visit trinitywallstreet.org.

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ICP: International Program « Étudier à paris »

From the Institut Catholique de Paris:

Please find attached [PDF] a presentation of the new “Etudier à Paris” (Study in Paris) Study Abroad Program delivered at ICP, designed for international students from partner Universities who are not French-speaking, but wish to study in Paris at ICP.

The enclosed leaflet and online brochure provide detailed information.

Contact: etudieraparis@icp.fr

Please forward this email with attached documents to relevant colleagues in charge of Outbound or Study Abroad Students, and help us communicate on this new program among your students and colleagues.

Many thanks for your kind attention and cooperation.

Anne Douaire-Banny
Doyenne

Download the PDF containing full information about the programme on “Geopolitics, History and International affairs,” here

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CFP: SST 64th Annual Conference – Thinking the Church Today

THINKING THE CHURCH TODAY
13 TO 15 APRIL 2015
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
www.theologysociety.org.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND BURSARIES

I am writing to call for paper proposals and bursary applications for the Society for the Study of Theology’s sixty-fourth annual conference. This year’s theme is ‘Thinking the Church today’ and the questions we shall be addressing will include:

  • How should the excluded church be conceived relative to centres of institutional power?
  • What is the meaning of the priesthood of all believers?
  • How is the church incarnated culturally and socially?
  • How are the visible and invisible churches mingled?
  • What are the implications of the Second Vatican Council fifty years on?
  • What place does ecumenism have in post-Christendom Europe?

Plenary speakers will include

  • Lieven Boeve
  • Christopher Cocksworth
  • Trond Skard Dokka
  • Mary McClintock Fulkerson
  • Tom Greggs

We invite proposals for SHORT PAPERS on the conference theme to be delivered in a maximum of 20 minutes. To submit a proposal, visit www.theologysociety.org.uk/short.asp.

We also invite proposals for SEMINAR PAPERS on a range of ongoing topics also to be delivered in a maximum of 20 minutes. Seminars include: Christology and Trinity; Philosophy and Theology; Sacramentality, Liturgy and Theology; Theological Anthropology; Theological Ethics; Theology and Science; Theology and the Arts. To submit a proposal, visit www.theologysociety.org.uk/seminar.asp.

For the first time we invite proposals for POSTERS relating to the conference topic or other research. To submit a proposal, visit www.theologysociety.org.uk/poster.asp.

The Society is committed to increasing its own inclusivity and diversity and that of the theological academy. We welcome paper submissions which bring the conference theme into conversation with issues such as gender, sexuality, ability and disability, ethnicity and race. We also welcome submissions from postgraduate students, early career researchers, independent scholars, and those working outside the academy. For details of our new mentoring scheme, visit www.theologysociety.org.uk/mentor.asp.

Our Society operates a generous BURSARY FUND in order to make the conference as accessible as possible. Recipients of bursaries receive a credit note which can be offset against the cost of the conference fee, accommodation, and meals, but please note that no bursaries are available to offset the cost of conference travel. To apply, visit www.theologysociety.org.uk/bursary.asp. Donations to the fund are most welcome and may be made either when booking or by increasing your annual subscription.

The deadline for receipt of all paper proposals and bursary applications is 27th January.

Bookings for the conference will open in the second week of January and I shall write again then to confirm this. Until then, options and prices may be viewed online. In case your decision to attend the conference depends on acceptance of your paper proposal and/or bursary application, you will be notified of the outcome of these by 3rd February in order to be able to book online before the early booking rate closes on 19th February.

Please forward this message to anyone who might like to submit a paper proposal, such as colleagues, postgraduate students or anybody else with graduate-level interest in theology.

We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Yours sincerely,
David Grumett

Secretary
Society for the Study of Theology

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Now available: RO:TPP Journal Vol. 2, no. 3

ROTPP-2.3-Cover-500x705The latest issue of the Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics journal, Volume 2, Number 3 is now available for reading on the open-access website.

Table of contents:

Articles

Kierkegaard’s Virtue Epistemology
Michael D. Stark

Joseph Ratzinger’s Understanding of Freedom
Peter John McGregor

The Martyr as the Vanishing Point for a New Political Philosophy
Dotan Leshem

Reviews

Leland de la Durantaye, Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Pierre-Yves Fioraso

James Mumford, Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Orion Edgar

The Grammar of a Cultural Act: A Review of Matthew John Paul Tan’s Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014.
Conor Thomas Sweeney

Fiction and Poetry

The Service: A Life of the Virgin Mary
Simone Kotva

Read the full issue here. A full PDF of the issue may also be downloaded here.

Past issues may be found here.

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Research Funding at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion

Research Funding Opportunities through Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion

Hope, Optimism, and God (Residential Fellowships)

Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations invites applications for residential fellowships as part of our “Hope, Optimism, and God” funding initiative for projects beginning Fall 2015. Winning applicants will spend AY2015-2016 in residence at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion, and will receive a $65,000 stipend plus approximately $10,000 for research. We expect to fund projects in philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, moral psychology, and analytic theology, but welcome applications from people working in other fields as well.

For further details, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the project website at: hopeoptimism.org. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Hope, Optimism, and God (Non-Residential Fellowships)

Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations invites applications for non-residential fellowships as part of our “Hope, Optimism, and God” funding initiative for projects beginning Fall 2015. These awards will fund one-year projects. Funding requests up to $100,000 are allowable. We expect to fund projects in philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, moral psychology, and analytic theology, but welcome applications from people working in other fields as well.

For further details, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the project website at: hopeoptimism.org. Applications deadline is February 15, 2015.

Aspects of Religious Experience (Residential Fellowships)

The Experience Project invites applications for up to two residential fellowships as part of our “Aspects of Religious Experience” funding initiative for projects beginning Fall 2015. Winning applicants will spend AY2015-2016 in residence at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion, and will receive a $65,000 stipend plus approximately $10,000 for research and relocation. We expect to fund projects on religious experience in philosophy of religion, theology, and/or religious studies.

For further details, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the project website at: the-experience-project.org. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Aspects of Religious Experience (Non-Residential Fellowships)

The Experience Project invites applications for non-residential fellowships as part of our “Aspects of Religious Experience” funding initiative for projects beginning Fall 2015. These awards will fund one-year projects. Funding requests up to $100,000 are allowable. We expect to fund projects on the topic of religious experience in philosophy of religion, theology, and/or religious studies.

For further details, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the project website at: the-experience-project.org. Applications deadline is February 15, 2015.

Alvin Plantinga Fellowship

Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion invites applications for the Alvin Plantinga Fellowship. This fellowship is for a senior, established philosopher whose work has important connections to philosophy of religion and/or Christian Philosophy. The Plantinga fellow will spend AY2015-2016 in residence at the Center for Philosophy of Religion, and will receive a $75,000 stipend which includes $10,000 for research and relocation.

For further details, including application instructions, please visit http://philreligion.nd.edu/center-fellowships/. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Senior Research Fellowship in Religious Experience

Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion invites applications for a Senior Research Fellowship. This fellowship is for a senior scholar in philosophy, theology, or religious studies working on the topic of religious experience. The Senior Research fellow will spend AY2015-2016 in residence at the Center for Philosophy of Religion, and will receive a $75,000 stipend which includes $10,000 for research and relocation.

For further details, including application instructions, please visit http://philreligion.nd.edu/center-fellowships/. Application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Visiting Graduate Fellowship

Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion invites applications for a Visiting Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is for a philosophy graduate student from another institution who has serious research interests in the philosophy of religion. (Note: Applicants for this fellowship are not expected to be doing dissertation work in the philosophy of religion, nor are they expected to propose a fellowship project in that field. To be eligible, one need only express and provide evidence of serious research interest in philosophy of religion.) The Visiting Graduate fellow will spend AY2015-2016 in residence at the Center for Philosophy of Religion, and will receive a $20,000 stipend along with money for movingexpenses and research-related expenses.

For further details, including application instructions, please visit http://philreligion.nd.edu/center-fellowships/. Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

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CFP: The Ethics of Nature – The Nature of Ethics

NatureOfEthics-PosterTHE ETHICS OF NATURE – THE NATURE OF ETHICS

Saturday, 16th May 2015

The question of ethics has been central to philosophical and theological traditions throughout history, and as time moves forward, investigations into ethics in the context of the relationship between humanity and nature have become more complex, taking account of advancements in the natural sciences and a growing appreciation of nature. How are we to understand our relationship with nature, and how does this have implications for our understandings of ethics? The links between nature and ethics appears prominently in the Judeo-Christian tradition, for example: the symbolism of the tree of knowledge in Genesis may be interpreted as a realisation that there may be right and wrong way to toil the earth. Are we now realising the repercussions of our failure to take note of this forewarning in our experience of climate change?

In John’s prologue, the logos was in the beginning, which could suggest an abstract, objective moral code in nature. If so, how do we gain access to this code of ethics? Is it only accessible through revelation, as in some religious traditions, or is this code of ethics more generally accessible to humanity? Indeed, does such an abstract notion of ethics exist; could it be that ethics are a natural and subjective development? Is ethics a feature of nature, or have we invented it? This one-day conference seeks to explore these questions which emerge from considering the relationship between nature and ethics. This is not a conference engaged in considering normative ethical systems per se. Rather, it will take a broader approach exploring the nature (understood as essence or character) of ethics itself and whether nature (understood as natural world) has imbedded in it, a moral code.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Prof. Robert Stern, University of Sheffield – ‘Løgstrup, Ethics, and the Sovereign Expressions of Life’
  • Prof. Alison Stone, Lancaster University – ‘Hegel, Nature, and Ethics’
  • Dr. Christopher Southgate, University of Exeter

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite interested parties to submit abstracts of 250 words for 10-15 minute short papers on themes related to that of the conference, including but not limited to:

  • Natural Law traditions and nature
  • The universality of ethics
  • Religious traditions and ethics
  • The accessibility of ethics
  • Naturalistic perspectives on ethics
  • Secular and religious views on the nature of ethics
  • The origins of ethics
  • Thinking ethically about nature

Send abstracts to gary.keogh@manchester.ac.uk for review by 31st January 2015.

Download a flyer for the event here [PDF].

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New 2nd Edition of Gregory Shaw’s Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus

The 2nd edition of Gregory Shaw’s Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus is now available (Angelico Press/Sophia Perennis; September 9, 2014). This 2nd edition contains a new preface from the author, as well as a foreword by John Milbank and Aaron Riches.

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Description:

Theurgy and the Soul is a study of Iamblichus of Syria (ca. 240-325), whose teachings set the final form of pagan spirituality prior to the Christianization of the Roman Empire. Gregory Shaw focuses on the theory and practice of theurgy, a term meaning “divine action,” the most controversial and significant aspect of Iamblichus’s Platonism. Unlike previous Platonists, who stressed the elevated status of the human soul, Iamblichus taught that the soul descends completely into the body and requires the performance of theurgic rites—revealed by the gods—to unite the soul with the One.

Iamblichus was a seminal Platonic philosopher whose views on the soul and the importance of ritual profoundly influenced subsequent thinkers such as Proclus, Damascius, and Dionysius the Areopagite. Iamblichus’s vision of a hierarchical cosmos united by divine ritual became the dominant worldview for the entire medieval world, and played an important role in the Renaissance Platonism of Marsilio Ficino. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that he expected a reading of Iamblichus to cause a “revival in the churches.” Yet, until recently, modern scholars have dismissed him, seeing theurgy as ritual magic or an attempt to manipulate the gods. Shaw, however, shows that theurgy was a subtle and intellectually sophisticated attempt to apply Platonic and Pythagorean teachings to the full expression of human existence in the material world. This new edition includes a foreword by John Milbank and Aaron Riches showing the Christian sacramental implications of Iamblichean theurgy, and a new preface from the author.

Blurbs:

“Theurgy and the Soul remains the one essential work not only on the mysterious yet influential figure of Iamblichus, but also on the emergence of religious or theurgical Neoplatonism. Shaw presents the reasoning and classical pedigree behind the sometimes obscure doctrines and practices belonging to this often misunderstood school of thought. His analysis reveals it as a dynamic and distinct form of philosophy in its own right, and not the last gasp of Hellenism before the onset of the Middle Ages.” — L. MICHAEL HARRINGTON, author of Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism

“Gregory Shaw’s Theurgy and the Soul is the essential guide for those seeking entry to the experiential dimension of late Neoplatonism. The book is also philosophically sound, but its primary importance lies in bringing alive for sympathetic readers the symbolic and imaginal realities that animated the spiritual practices of Iamblichus and his followers. It reveals Late Antique Platonists clearly as mystical existentialists whose teachings are just as vital now as they were in antiquity.” — JOHN BUSSANICH, author of The One and Its Relation to Intellect in Plotinus

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Welcome to CENTRE of THEOLOGY and PHILOSOPHY

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‘Every doctrine which does not reach the one thing necessary, every separated philosophy, will remain deceived by false appearances. It will be a doctrine, it will not be Philosophy’, (Maurice Blondel, 1861-1949)

The Centre of Theology and Philosophy is a research-led institution organised at the interstices of theology and philosophy. It is founded on the conviction that these two disciplines cannot be adequately understood or further developed, save with reference to each other. This is true in historical terms, since we cannot comprehend our Western cultural legacy, unless we acknowledge the interaction of the Hebraic and Hellenic traditions. It is also true conceptually, since reasoning is not fully separable from faith and hope, or conceptual reflection from revelatory disclosure. The reverse also holds, in either case.

The Centre is concerned with:

  • The historical interaction between theology and philosophy.
  • The current relation between the two disciplines
  • Attempts to overcome the analytic/ Continental divide in philosophy
  • The question of the status of ‘metaphysics’. Is the term used equivocally? Is it now at an end? Or have 20th Century attempts to have a post-metaphysical philosophy themselves come to an end?

The Theology Department of the University of Nottingham, within which the COTP is situated, was awarded the top 5* A grade in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001). Nottingham was one of only two theology Departments who submitted all its staff and was rated 5* A.

For all enquiries, please email Conor Cunningham:

To return to the Nottingham Theology Department:
www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology

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