Consultation 2021: Towards a Renewed Theological Culture

Academic or specialist Colloquium / Congress / Forum

The research program of the Collegium Emmaus, entitled «God and the Good Life: Theology, Community and the Common Good», hosts a consultation on the 29. – 31. January 2021 (this consultation was actually scheduled for the 20.–21. March 2020, but had to be postponed because of the pandemic). The aim of these consultations is to explore new (and at the same time old) ways of doing theology: a theology that combines intellectual rigor with lived spirituality, and ecclesial engagement.

Our consultations seek to foster dialogue and friendship with researchers from all over the world who are engaged in projects we believe to be heading in a similar direction as «God and the Good Life.»

This Consultation will focus on the following questions:
- What are the new (or old) ways of doing theology that combine intellectual rigor, spirituality, and social engagement?
- What is the future of theology as an academic discipline?
- What is the role of personal and communal prayer for academic theology?
- What contribution (if any) does theology offer towards fostering a renewed academic culture?

Format: All the members of the Collegium read the papers in advance. The invited researchers will deliver a concise summary of their paper (15min). Two Members of the Collegium or associated researchers will respond to this paper with a written statement (15min/each), which is followed by a discussion (75 min/presentation).

Confirmed Guests (if travelling is possible)
Prof. Dr. John Behr, Professor in divinity at the Aberdeen University's School of Divinity, History and Philosophy.
Dr. Matthew Croasmun, Associate Research Scholar Yale Center for Faith & Culture.
Prof. Dr. Kevin Hector, Associate Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago.
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Herdt, Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School.
Prof. Dr. Anne Käfer, Professor for Systematic Theology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster.
The Rt. Revd. Dr. Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington.
Prof. Dr. Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford.

Contact Studienzentrum für Glaube und Gesellschaft, Collegium Emmaus
Mischa Jaisli
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1700 Freiburg
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