Monday, 27 March 2006

Johann Baptist Metz

The influential Catholic "theologian of hope" Johann Baptist Metz (Universität Münster) will be the keynote speaker at Villanova University's October 26-28 conference, Religion and Postmodernism 5: Athens and Jerusalem on the Polis.

The conference describes itself like this:

Modern political thought emerged out of the crucible of European religious conflict and issued in a new, religiously neutral, notion of the secular. Postmodern political thought is in some cases the worry, in other cases the hope that the modern notion of the secular has become unworkable and perhaps wholly anachronistic. As the space for politics becomes increasingly contested in religiously plural civic communities, old questions about the division of labor between philosophical, religious, and political pursuits return with a new urgency.

2 Comments:

dan said...

Ben,

I've had my eye on that conference for awhile. I'm just thinking about how I'll be able to get there.

Are you going to be there? I would love to meet up with you if you are.

Grace and peace.

Ben Myers said...

Hi Dan -- well, you're luckier than me! I won't be able to go, although it really sounds superb. If you do make it, you might like to pass on some of your reflections afterwards, and I could post them here.

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