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Seminar on Augustine's anthropology January 15-17, 2018

In January, Aarhus University will host a seminar on Augustine's anthropology with lectures by international scholars working with Augustine. The program includes a number of public lectures to which everybody is welcome.

2017.12.22 | Birgitte Bøgh

January 15-17, 2018: Augustine's anthropology

In connection with the stays of visiting researchers from Argentina, Brazil and Chile working on Augustine and Origen, Aarhus University will host two seminars in January and and February 2018. The seminars will present lectures from senior researchers as well as shorter presentations by PhD fellows and postdocs working on relevant topics. 

The program for the January seminar is as follows:

Monday, 15th of January (building 1453, 415)

12.00-13.00: Welcome and lunch

13.00-15.00: Paper presentations:

Morten Koch Møller, Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague: Augustine, Hilary of Syracuse and Origen: Possible reception of Origen’s Commentary on Romans in Augustine’s Epistle 157

Christian Houth Vrangbæk, Department of Theology, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University: Erasmus and the Church Fathers: A Critique of the Augustinian Tradition?

15.00-15.30: Coffee

15.30-17.30: Text seminar:

Reading and discussion of Augustine texts on anthropology

19.00: Dinner

Tuesday 16th of January (building 1453, 415)

9.00-11.00: Paper presentations:

Monnica Klöckener: Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Münster: Augustine’s Anthropology in tract. in Ioh. XV

Eva Elisabeth Houth Vrangbæk, Department of Theology, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University: Text Mining Augustine

11.00-13.00: Lunch in the Faculty Club

13.00-14.30: Public lecture:

Prof. Lenka Karfikova, Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague, The Soul-body Relationship in Augustine’s Early Works

14.30-15.00: Coffee

15.00-16.30: Public lecture:

Prof. Fabio Dalpra, The Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology in Minas Gerais Southern, Augustine’s anthropology in De trinitate 

19.00: Dinner

Wednesday 27th of January (building 1451, 225)

9.00-10.00: Lecture:

Prof. Anders-Christian Jacobsen, Department of Theology, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University: Augustine on the resurrection of human beings.

10.00-10.30: Coffee

10.30-12.00: The future of the network, publication etc.     

12.00: Lunch and goodbye


If you intend to participate in any parts of the program, please sign up with Birgitte Bøgh (

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