Course Information – CENTRE of THEOLOGY and PHILOSOPHY '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) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:53:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CFA & CFP: 6th International Summer School & Conference – Beyond Secular Faith: ”Economy of Desire” Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:52:39 +0000

Call for Applications and Call for Papers

6th International Summer School and Conference – Beyond Secular Faith

“Economy of Desire”

17th – 25th June, 2018 – Granada (Spain)

Download: Poster | Programme | Call for Papers and Applications

Organizing Institutions

  • Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein, Granada
  • Faculty of Philosophy – The Pontifical University of John Paul II , Krakow
  • International Center for the Study of the Christian Orient, Granada

Honorific Collaboration
Komisja Krajowa NSZZ “Solidarność”, Gdańsk

With the Collaboration of:

  • Center of Theology and Philosophy, Nottingham
  • Editorial Nuevo Inicio, Granada
  • Institute of Theology Lumen Gentium, Granada
  • Centre for Thought of John Paul II, Varsovia
  • The Ecclesial University Project, Winnipeg (USA)
  • Saint Joseph’s College, Standish (USA)
  • Hotel Casa Pilar Toro, Granada

International Summer School and Conference

The title of our sixth annual Summer School and International Conference, Beyond Secular Faith is Economy of Desire. Our late capitalist and secular culture is based on an intense relationship of economy and desire. This is manifested most acutely in a virtual consumerism that has come to dominate our sense of self and our relations.

The hope of this International Summer School and Conference is to take the current anthropological crisis as an opportunity to repose the question of the deeper theological relation of economy and desire. Our goal is to eschew the reduction of our two terms in order recover to them their polyvalent and genuinely human, incarnate reality.

For five years our summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.


Deadline: 30th April 2018

We invite graduate and PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers to take part in the International Summer School and Conference

Please send a short CV and a letter of intent to:
If you would like to present a paper, please also send an abstract (400 words) on a topic related to the theme.

Successful candidates will be informed as soon as possible.



  • Miłosz Hołda: “Divine Hiddenness and Human Desires”
  • John Milbank: “Economy: Theological and Political”
  • Rocco Buttiglione /Michal Łuczewski: “The Phenomenology of Desire. John Paul II and Late Capitalism”
  • Rodrigo Guerra López: “Building a New Common Home: Geopolitics, Economics & Social Justice in Times of Pope Francis”

Keynote lectures

  • Alison Milbank – “Can Beauty Save the World? A Theological Response to Commodity Fetishism”
  • Joanna Mysona Byrska -“An Attempt to Overcome the World of Consumerism?”


Keynote lectures

  • Marek Urban – “Christian Thought and Philosophical Reflection – Hans Urs von Balthasar”
  • Robert Wozniak – “The Name of God and Economy of Human Desire: Toward a Trinitarian Matrix of Society”
  • Mátyás Szalay – “Typology of Desire – Imagination of Social Order”
  • Norm Klassen – “Medieval for Now: Chaucer’s Pilgrimage Ontology and the Problem of Greed”
  • Timothy Mosteller – “Metaphysics, Markets and Mondragon”
  • Zbigniew Stawrowski – “Plato’s Order of Desires”

Presentation of papers


Seminars will meet Monday through Friday (4 hours a day). You can either choose to study for five days or you can also participate and attend a 3-day International Congress at the end of the summer course.

A key feature of the IFES Summer School is the out-of-class learning which will be an integral part of each module. The content will vary but excursions include visits to the tropical beaches in Granada, flamenco show at the Sacromonte caves, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. All International Summer Students and the professors will live in several hotels or apartments right in the heart of the city, near the Albaycín, the old Moorish quarter of the city and only few minutes’ walk from library facilities, shops, restaurants, theatres, and social areas.

The programme fee includes all tuition costs, your own private room with bathroom, a comprehensive orientation and social activities, and optional fields trips. There will also be the possibility to pay just for the courses without the trips and cultural activities as some of you might have already seen the city and its precious monuments.

  • BLOCK 1 (17-22 June) – Summer School – Room & Board: 450€/person
  • BLOCK 2 (22-25 June)- Conference – Without Room & Board: 100€/person
  • BLOCK 1 & 2 (17-25 June) – Summer School & Conference – Room & Board: 550€/person
  • BLOCK 3 (17-25 June) – Summer School & Conference – Room & Board & Cultural Activities: 650€/person

Academic Board:

Mátyás Szalay (Director), Marcelo López Cambronero, Artur Mrówczynski – Van Allen, Aaron Riches

Academic Advisory Board:

Rocco Buttiglione, Carmina Chapp, Rocío Daga, Ildefonso Fernández-Figares, Jarosław Jagiełło, Michał Łuczewski, Alison Milbank, John Milbank, Timothy Mosteller, Teresa Obolevitch, Kirsten Pinto- Gfroerer, Enrique Rico Pavés, Zbigniew Stawrowski. David Widdicombe.


Eva Martínez García

More details available.

International Summer School and Conference: Beyond Secular Faith 2017 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:22:55 +0000 International Summer School & Conference
“Beyond Secular Faith”

Economy of Desire
17-25 June 2018

Deadline to apply: 15 May 2018

The Institute of Philososphy Edith Stein (IFES), the Pontifical University John Paul II, and the International Centre for the Study of the Christian Orient welcome international students during the Summer. This prospectus [PDF] will give you all the information you need about our previous years’ summer school program.

IFES International Summer School and Conference is open to graduate, PhD Students, as well as postdoctoral researchers from around the world. The broad programme means you can sample student life at the Centre of Granada. IFES Summer School is run by a dedicated team who will help you in anything you need as soon as you arrive.

“I cannot think of another event which provides such a combination of effervescent ethos and high intellectual standards as the IFES International Summer School and Conference in Granada.” — John Milbank, University of Nottingham, June 2017

Download the prospectus here [PDF].

ICP: International Program « Étudier à paris » Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:48:08 +0000 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.


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

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

Course List Updated Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:43:28 +0000 The 2011-2012 Course List for the Department of Theology and Religious studies has been updated. Please click here to see the updated list.

New Distance Learning Programme launching in January 2010 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:05:05 +0000 University of Nottingham
Centre of Theology and Philosophy

New Programme launching in January 2010

MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology
by distance learning

Course Director: Simon Oliver, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Course Team: John Milbank, Conor Cunningham, Karen Kilby, Philip Goodchild, Aaron Riches, Jeff Wardle, and Tom O’Loughlin

This new programme will enable students from all over the world to engage in graduate study at one of the leading centres for research and teaching in theology and philosophy. Students will study at distance via printed and electronic media with regular contact with course tutors. Occasional visits to Nottingham for tutorial guidance are encouraged. A residential seminar and conference will be held annually in Nottingham, next between 27th and 29th April, 2010.

Further information on the programme can be found here. The applications procedure can be found here.

Also available: MA in Church History by distance learning.

For further information please contact the Course Director, Simon Oliver.