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Monday, March 4 • 08:30 - 10:30
#4/047.1 – Academic Theology in Pluralistic and Secular Societies

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Christian theology, as an academic discipline, is challenged everywhere in Europe, both from the point of view of societies, and from the Churches. At the same time, there is a growing political demand for Islamic theology in academia, as a possible way to build a counter-discourse to radical Islam.What are the conditions necessary for theology to be legitimately present within European academic institutions? What is the relation of theology to other academic sciences (especially: religious studies, Islamic studies, philosophy, etc.)? What are (and should/could be) the relations between 1) academy and society, and 2) theology and religions. What can be reasonably expected from academic theologies, from a political and social point of view? We will here particularly focus on the relation between theology and religious communities, and between theology and academia.

Chair:
Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine)

Panelists:
Anthony Feneuil (Université de Lorraine) - Church Dogmatics without a Church?
Peirce Yip (LMU München) - “Chasing one another’s tails”: Mascall on the academic abolition of theology
Ghislain Waterlot (University of Geneva) - It is in a secularized society that theology is most stimulating. The conditions of the contemporary debate
Francis Messner (Université de Strasbourg) - Entre théologies et sciences des religions? Le statut juridique du département de théologie de l’université de Lorraine
Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud (Université de Strasbourg) - Academic Theology from a Sociological Standpoint
Yves Meessen (Université de Lorraine) - Self-Involvement as Truth Criterion for Theological Statements
Abou Ramadan (Université de Strasbourg) - Muslim minorities in the West: Adaptation of islamic theology to secular and democratic society
Ana-Magdalena Petraru (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania) - Bringing Bible Translation into Play to the Theological English Classroom

Language: English

Speakers
YM

Yves Meessen

Université de Lorraine
AR

Abou Ramadan

Université de Strasbourg
ST

Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud

Université de Strasbourg
GW

Ghislain Waterlot

University of Geneva
FM

Francis Messner

Université de Strasbourg
AP

Ana-Magdalena Petraru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
PY

Peirce Yip

LMU München
AF

Anthony Feneuil

Université de Lorraine

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