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2019.02.13 | Events, Knowledge exchange

Seminar: Human Freedom and Dignity - Origen and Political Theology

In April 2019, the ITN and Aarhus University will host a seminar on Origen and political theology with both contemporary and ancient perspectives. Everyone interested in attending and/or giving a short paper is welcome.

2019.02.13 | Knowledge exchange

Highlights from our last network-wide seminar

In August 2018, the final ITN network-wide seminar took place in Münster. The seminar focused on papers and presentations by the ITN ESRs and other PhD fellows of their latest research.

2018.12.21 | Events

A Light in the Bleak Midwinter: Reflections from the Course on Theology, Philosophy and Organization Studies in Aarhus

As one of the last events in the ITN on Human Freedom and Dignity, Jacob Renze Klamer from Aarhus University organized a small course entitled Theology and Philosophy and Organization Studies. This event brought together a motley crew of mixed academic arts, ranging from dusty Old Testament exegetes to clean-shaven management scholars. Some had…

2018.10.19 | Events

Hungary: Wasteland or Fertile Ground for Religious Tolerance?

'A device for attracting foreign skilled craftsmen to the new industries of Austria and settlers to the wastes of Hungary'. This is how Ernst Wangermann, writing in 1954, described the 1781 Patent of Toleration. Attracting settlers to the 'wastes of Hungary' exemplifies the lack of attention given to Hungary as an inferior part of the Habsburg…

2018.09.17 | Events

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Origen Research Center at WWU Münster

In October 2008, the Origen Research Center was established at the Department of Catholic Theology of Münster University. The 10th anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday, 25 October 2018 (4 p.m.), followed by a workshop (in English) on „Freedom as Key Category in Origen and in Modern Theology“, 26-27 October 2018. The opening lecture (in…

2018.09.17 | Events

Freedom as Key Category in Origen and in Modern Theology

This theme will be a part of “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization” workshop at Münster University 25-27 October 2018.

2018.06.29 | Knowledge exchange

Origen in Hollywood: a report of the ITN panel in Los Angeles

From June 13 to 16, 2018, the 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies (ISNS) took place in Los Angeles. Two of our ESRs, Giovanni and Andrea, hosted a panel on Origen and Neo-Platonism. Read the report to find out what happened there, and why Los Angeles was such a suitable occasion for the panel.

2018.06.20 | Events

Beierwaltes Seminars III - on Origen and Christian Platonism

On July 7, the third in a series of Cambridge seminars revolving around the scholar Werner Beierwaltes takes place in Cambridge. Please find a link to the full program below as well as contact information if you want to join.

2018.06.14 | Knowledge exchange

Jacobsen, Christ – Teacher of Salvation: A workshop report on the second Colloquium Adamantianum

The second Colloquium Adamantianum revolved around the latest book by Prof. A.-C. Jacobsen, Christ – Teacher of Salvation. Below, you can read about the different papers, which addressed various key topics of Jacobsen’s study and its place in classical and contemporary Origen scholarship.

2018.06.14 | Knowledge exchange

Workshop on the Latin Works of Henry More I - a report

Dr. Hengstermann has written a report on the newly concluded workshop in Cambridge - the first in a series of interdisciplinary workshops on the Latin works of Henry More. This first one centered on the Concepts of God and Man in More’s Critique of Spinoza.

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