- 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?
- Online lecture: The ageless self and the selfless ageThe PThU and Radboud University are organising a virtual public Keynote Lecture entitled 'The Ageless Self and the Selfless Age', given by Prof. Mira Balberg (UC San Diego) in consultation with Prof. Haim Weiss (Ben Gurion). The lecture is part of a symposium on 'Conceptualising old age in ancient Jewish and early Christian contexts'. The lecture extends their recent groundbreaking study of 'old age' in rabbinic literature (When Near Becomes Far, Oxford UP 2021).
- Webinar: Refractions of Hermeneutics in African Theology: A South-North ConversationIn this conversation, ATW and CTCW’s Prof Benno van den Toren will dialogue with Langham Literature African Coordinator Dr Liz Mburu about the place of hermeneutics in the discourses of current African Theology scholarship.
- International IRTI Conference: Theology Facing Climate ChangeWe are happy to announce that the 14th biennial International IRTI Conference on ‘Theology Facing Climate Change’ will take place online, on June 21-24, 2022. You can now register and view the programme.
- Opening academic year 2022-2023The PThU will open the academic year 2022-2023 on Tuesday August 30, 2022 in the Nicolai church in Utrecht. The central theme of this festive event is Church and theology in 2040. Keynote speaker is Rosanne Hertzberger.
- Conference: Apprehending valueEach of us, every single day, experiences the world as laden with value. We see situations as just or unjust, view a person as spineless or courageous, experience a philosophy lecture as interesting or boring, and so forth. This conference aims to address the fundamental questions raised by such experiences.
- Book presentation: 'Overcoming Dichotomies: Parables, Fables, and Similes in the Graeco-Roman World'Are parables actually a kind of fable, and if so, what does that mean for the way we read parables? This is one of the questions underlying the book Overcoming Dichotomies, which examines the differences between fables, parables and other similar genres in antiquity. The authors warmly invite you to join the book presentation of Overcoming Dichotomies: Parables, Fables, and Similes in the Graeco-Roman World. The book presentation is entitled 'Overcoming Dichotomies: Continuing the Conversation'. You can attend online or on location in Amsterdam.
- 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.
- Bridging Gaps 2022 final presentationsThe sixteen students who have been participating in the Bridging Gaps 2022 programme for the past three months will be giving their final presentations on November 17 and 18. You can attend the presentations in Amsterdam or online.