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2019.02.28 | Knowledge exchange

New Publications on Late Antiquity

Within the last year, two of our ITN members have published new books, one on Origen’s homilies on Jeremiah by A. Fürst, and one on Adrian's Introduction to the Divine Scriptures by P. Martens. A second book by Martens and Hornblower (The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation) will appear in May 2019. Read introductions to all…

2019.02.21 | Events

Freedom and Condemnation - Workshops on Origen

If you missed the two workshops on Origen in October and November 2018, you can read about them here. The first workshop was entitled "Freedom as Key Category in Origen and in Modern Theology" while the November workshop focused on the condemnation of Origen in Late Antiquity. You can also find the program for the upcoming workshop "Origen in…

2019.02.14 | Education news

Benedict Ryan - New member of our Scientific Advisory Board

We have been fortunate enough to establish a collaboration with Benedict Ryan, head of research of the British think tank Theos. This article introduces the work of Ryan and Theos and illustrates why this collaboration is valuable to the ITN and our ESRs.

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.

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