"The Future of Christian Thinking" 27th - 30th April - 2022
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"The Future of Christian Thinking" , St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.
Today, perhaps more than ever before, Christian thought faces unprecedented challenges; ranging from a denial of metaphysics, to previously unforeseen ethico-moral questions arising from contemporary science and ever-advancing technologies, to a full-blown economizing of the political, to name just some of the most obvious. Couple this with the fact that amongst Christian thinkers there is no real consensus on the meaning, definition and end of Christian thinking and the future of Christian thinking looks hazy, unclear and tenuous.
The theme of this conference seeks to think from out of these unprecedented challenges while, simultaneously, straining to look into a nebulous and unforeseen future. In order to do this, a vast array of many of the foremost thinkers engaged with Christian thought and beyond have been invited to speak on these issues. These thinkers are representative of many different schools, approaches and styles of Christian thought, across confessional divides. The vast array of thinkers invited is itself a testimony of the polyphonic vitality of Christian thought today and, together, the ever-pressing question of the future of Christian thinking will be pondered from within an intellectually polyphonic and ecumenical conversation and perspective.
Some words from our keynote speakers
Dr Eleonore Stump, Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, speaks to Dr Gaven Kerr about the upcoming conference, and more.
Dr Gaven Kerr, Faculty of Philosophy, talks to Fr Thomas Joseph White, Rector of the Angelicum, member of the Domincan Order.
Dr Gaven Kerr, Faculty of Philosophy, in conversation with Prof William Desmond, David R. Cook Chair in Philosophy at Villanova University, the Thomas A. F. Kelly Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Maynooth University, Ireland, and professor emeritus of philosophy at KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Philip Gonzales, Faculty of Philosophy, spoke to Professor John Milbank, Theologian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham, ahead of the upcoming Future of Christian Thinking conference this April.
See the full interview here - https://youtu.be/prDyX1m0g2Y
Dr Philip Gonzales, Faculty of Philosophy, spoke to Dr. David Bentley Hart, philosopher & Eastern Orthodox theologian, ahead of the upcoming Future of Christian Thinking conference this April.
View the full interview here - https://youtu.be/AIw-8icrFPI
Dr Philip Gonzales, Faculty of Philosophy, spoke to Prof Cyril O'Regan, the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, ahead of the upcoming Future of Christian Thinking conference this April.
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