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International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Theology

An international symposium at the University of Heidelberg dedicated to a reflection of the influence Michael Welker has had on the current generation of theologians in Europe and beyond, with a special focus on interdisciplinary theology and internationality. The purpose of the symposium is to show how the interdisciplinary approach to theology Michael Welker has taken and promoted is carried on in current theological research and thinking in Germany, Asia, South Africa, and North America.

Date:  November 27 - 29, 2022
  • Location: Internationales Wissenschaftszentrum Heidelberg

 

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Piet Naudé, Stellenbosch University
  • Professor William Schweiker, University of Chicago
  • Professor Jürgen von Hagen, University of Bonn
 

Sponsors

  • MacDonald Agape Foundation
  • Badische Landeskirche
 

Program

Sunday, 27.11.2022
 
18:00
Reception
IWH

 Conference Dinner Herrenmühle
Monday, 28. 11. 2022

 

Presenter
 Title

09:00 - 09:15

Jürgen von Hagen
Welcome Remarks
09:15 - 10:00 Thorsten Moos Perspectives of empirical research in Systematic Theology

10:15 - 11:00

Gregor Etzelmüller
The Living Statue of God: Embodiment in Theological Perspective
11:30 - 12:15 Frederike van Oorschot Die Schrift als primärer Intertext der Theologie. Überlegungen zur Schriftauslegung zwischen Dogmatik und Exegese.
12:30 - 13:15 Dennis Dietz The Remorseful God? Considerations about “moral sentiments” in the doctrine of God
13:15 - 14:15  Lunch  
14:15 - 15:00 Fernando Enns Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Companionship. Learning from the „Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace“
15:15 - 16:00 Raúl Zegarra
The Preferential Option of the Poor: Liberation Theology, Pentecostalism, and the New Forms of Sacralization
16:15 - 17:00 Billy Kristanto Erweckung zur Umkehr: A Theology of Awakening
17:15 - 18:00 Henco van der Westerhuizen "The Truth of the Spirit is ..." On Michael Welker's Pneumatological Anthropology.
 18:00  Reception  
 19:00  Buffet dinner  

Tuesday, 29.11.22

 


 Presenter
Title

09:30 - 10:15

Thomas Qu
After Nietzsche: How Could We Do Sino-Christian Theology Today?

10:30 - 11:15

Sung Hyun Oh
Understanding the Dynamic Sanctification of the Late John Wesley
11:15 - 12:00 Chul Chun Artificial Intelligence and Religious Imagination
12:00 - 12:30 William Schweiker Wrap-up
12:30 - 12:45 Michael Welker Appreciation
12:45 - 13:00 Jürgen von Hagen Closing Remarks
13:00 Adjourn  


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