Conference 2018

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Summer School 2018: "The Nature of God: Personal and a-personal concepts of the divine" in Innsbruck

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July 26 - August 4, 2018
Summer School 2018: "The Nature of God: Personal and a-personal concepts of the divine" in Innsbruck

August 6-8, 2018
Conference "The Nature of God: Personal and a-personal concepts of the divine" in Innsbruck


Contact us:

Georg Gasser
Program Administrator

Phone:
+43 (0)512 507 8644

Fax:
+43 (0)512 507 2736

E-mail:
analytic-theology@uibk.ac.at

Mail:
Institut für Christliche Philosophie
Universität Innsbruck
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

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Conference

The Nature of God: Personal and a-personal concepts of the divine 

August 6 - 8, 2018
Haus der Begegnung, Innsbruck, Austria

In recent decades, an increasing number of philosophers in the analytic tradition have begun to produce exciting philosophical work on topics relating directly to systematic theology.

The Analytic Theology Project is a multinational three-year endeavour that contributes to this development in a creative way.  The project funds systematic research promoting interdisciplinary cooperation between analytic philosophers and theologians.  It thus explores the intersection of both fields and seeks to establish links between the traditions of classical European theology and analytic thinking.  Against this background the project is organizing an international conference on “The Nature of God”, and will be considering questions such as:

  • What reasons are there for preferring a non-/a-personal conception of God?
  • How much conceptual room is there for seeing God as personal, without yet being a person?
  • Which of the attributes traditionally predicated of God can be affirmed if God is understood as non-/a-personal?  (e.g. Can a non-personal God create?, Can a non-personal God be free?, Can a non-personal God save?)
  • What implications are there (metaphysical, epistemic, moral, theological) for conceiving God as a person?
  • What affect does viewing God as a-personal have on religious practices?

Coming to grips with these and similar questions is crucial for properly engaging with any theistic belief system and alternative, more naturalistic oriented interpretations of reality. At the conference, internationally renowned philosophers and theologians will discuss these questions and give new and innovative answers.

The language of the conference is English.

Organized by: Simon Kittle and Georg Gasser

 

Conference Speakers:

  • Jonathan Kvanvig (Washington University, St. Loius, USA)
  • Robin Le Poidevin (Leeds, UK)
  • Anastasia Scrutton (Leeds, UK)
  • Ryan Mullins (St. Andrews, UK)
  • Yujin Nagasawa (Birmingham, UK)
  • Oliver Wiertz (Sankt Georgen, Germany)
  • Matthias Remenyi (Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Roman Siebenrock & Manuela Neulinger (Innsbruck, Austria)
  • David Efird (York, UK)
  • Mark Wynn (Leeds, UK)
  • Thomas Jay Oord (NNU, USA)
  • Natalja Deng (Yonsei University, South Korea)
  • Simon Kittle (Innsbruck, Austria)

 

ADDITIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS:

We have two open slots for professional talks at our conference. If you are a senior PostDoc or a (assistant/associate/full) professor and are interested in contributing to our conference, please send us an extended abstract of your paper (1.200 – 1.800 words) and a CV by February 1, 2018. We will let you know of our decision by March 30, 2018.

Your contributions will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion on the conference.

We will cover board & lodging in Innsbruck but unfortunately we are not able to cover traveling expenses too.

 

CONFERENCE APPLICATION:

To apply for the conference as participant, please send an e-mail with your contact data and affiliation to analytic-theology@uibk.ac.at

The conference fee will be EUR 60,- (EUR 25,- for students) and will cover beverages and snacks at the coffee breaks. The fee ought to be paid in advance in order to make organizing easier. The application deadline for participating in the conference is June 30, 2018.  

Questions? Email us!