INITIUM SAPIENTIAE — THEOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES
August 23rd-25th, 2009
King’s College, University of Aberdeen
A conference examining the place of Theology in relation to the Humanities Gathering scholars from North America and the United Kingdom, this conference will explore such questions as:
- What is a realistic idea of the relationship of Theology to the Humanities in the modern university?
- Is the development of a ‘theological humanism’ one of the tasks of theology?
- If so, how should theology go about it?
- If not, should one look to interdisciplinarity to ‘humanise’ theology?
- Does theology have something unique to say about interdisciplinarity?
- Is pursuit of interdiscipinarity a properly theological vocation, or is it a distraction?
To address these issues, a number of invited speakers will tackle the relationship of theology to particular disciples—e.g., politics, law, philosophy and literature—while others investigate the theology’s relationship to the humanities in more general and comprehensive terms.