222933 SE Research Seminar: Renewal from the Origins. Formative Texts of Christian Theology in the 19th and 20th Century (Part 1)

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222933
SE Research Seminar: Renewal from the Origins. Formative Texts of Christian Theology in the 19th and 20th Century (Part 1)
SE 2
5
weekly
every 2nd year
German

Texts of recent theology are often quoted, but hardly read in their original. Thus the seminar wants to shape the consciousness and the responsibility for our new period of church history. Christianity has never been a simple prolongation of the past, but a creative appropriation of tradition. It has to grasp the inspiration of the origins in order to be experienced as a vivid reality. Non-European theologians are encouraged to freely engage with “European theology” and to re-create their own theology, rooted in their respective culture.

Mankind is facing radical changes of the conditions for human life. Thus we need to ask radically for the sources of legitimate norms and orientation. Christian theology has always responded to the challenges of its respective social, political, scientific, technical etc. revolutions, particularly in the 20th century. Within the Catholic theology and the Catholic Church, this became particularly visible during the Second Vatican Council. Three consecutive seminars will study the most important crossing points of European theology during these times. We will ask in how far these theologies are still important for contemporary challenges of a global church. Hence, it is the future of Vatican II that has to be debated.

Lecture, short presentations on texts and authors.

Written.

Basic overview:
Gibellini, Rosino, Handbuch der Theologie im 20. Jahrhundert. Regensburg 1995.
Further literature will be offered via OLAT

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05.03.2020