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Conference: Thinking the Medieval Legacy For Contemporary Theology

Friday, April 16, 2010 - Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thinking the Medieval Legacy For Contemporary Theology:
An Encounter Between Medieval Thought and Postmodern Challenges

April 16-17, 2010

Burkle Family Building, Room 16
Claremont Graduate University
Southwest Corner of 11th Street and Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA

Sponsored by the School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
Funded by The Margaret Jagels Fund for Catholic Studies

The purpose of the conference is to discuss the possibility of retrieving the theological, spiritual resources of the European Middle Ages for the problems facing contemporary Christian theology in the postmodern world. What can we learn from Medieval theology, spirituality, and culture for theological work today? Six distinguished scholars discuss a topic or theme which each finds especially compelling and relevant to an important problem of the contemporary world in such a way as to produce a genuine encounter between certain Medieval resources and certain challenges of the 21st century. Six graduate students respond. The topics range from divine and human friendship, ontology of the possible, critical and precritical exegesis, the human capacity to know God, ethics of perichoresis and modern transplant surgery, and interreligious dialogue between Christianity and Islam. A very lively discussion is expected.

The conference is free and open to all.

FMI, visit the conference webpage.

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