- Lecture: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against a Completed Life LawIn his lecture, Kevin Yuill presents an atheistic case against the legalization of assisted suicide in the case of ‘completed life’. Critical of both sides of the argument, it questions the assumptions behind the discussion. Yuill shows that our attitudes towards suicide are most important to our attitudes towards assisted suicide.
- International conference: K.H. Miskotte’s Biblical ABCsBiblical ABCs by K.H. Miskotte (1894-1976) will be published this autumn in an English translation. The book from 1941 can certainly be called a classic and has had a great influence in the Netherlands. It is already available in several languages and now finally in English. On this special occasion, the PThU, the Miskotte Foundation and the University of Aberdeen are organising a symposium to introduce and discuss Biblical ABCs.
- The Anselm Moment: responding theologically to the current times. 39th International Barth ConferenceIt was about 1930 and Karl Barth felt that his theological thoughts began to reach a deadlock. To get out of it, he consulted Anselm of Canterbury. It is a pressing venture to study the impasse Barth was in, and the solutions he found in his book on Anselm. How do we in 2022 relate to Anselm’s and Barth’s methodological instructions, and what do they imply for our own era? That is the focus of this 39th Barth Conference.
- Call for papers: The Search For Moral Common GroundIn the current political, cultural, and moral climate, constructive debates about morality are rare. On the one hand, positions are highly polarized. On the other hand, there seems to be a significant relativistic tendency. Can we still have meaningful conversations about matters of morality? We invite theologians, philosophers and others working in the field of humanities or related disciplines, interested in the theme of Searching Moral Common Ground, to submit their proposals for a paper presentation at the Moral Compass International Conference.
- PThU International Conference 'Negotiating Good Life in Times of Crisis: Voices of Theology and Religious Studies'Theologians and scholars in religious studies are called to reflect on good life. This international conference seeks to create a platform for reflecting together on good life in the face of the interrelated crises of today’s world. The conference aims to explore what constitutes a ‘good life’ and in what way ‘good life’ is envisioned and promoted in religion. We will inquire religious sources as well as beliefs and practices, in both historical and contemporary perspective. How do Christians and others negotiate ‘good’ life in times of crisis?