Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job and the Problem of Evil: Jewish and Christian Perspectives
Call for Participation for a doctoral/post-doctoral workshop on Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job, May 29th - 31st at Exerzitienhaus Schloss Fürstenried, Munich. The workshop will be held in English. It is part of the project "Analytic Theology and the Nature of God" and is coordinated by Prof. Godehard Brüntrup and Dr. Ludwig Jaskolla at Munich School of Philosophy.
Our proposed workshop has, in sum, three closely related goals: to study and analyze classic medieval discussions of the problem of evil by some of the greatest Jewish and Christian authors using the analytic toolbox of Anglo-American philosophy; to show the fluid connections and relations between the philosophical traditions of Medieval Judaism and Christianity; and to explore their common use of scriptural exegesis as a genre of philosophy, showing its relations to and differences from traditional ways of doing and writing philosophy.
The workshop is entitled: Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job and the Problem of Evil: Jewish and Christian Perspectives. The workshop will be interdisciplinary and inter-religious in nature bringing together both perspectives from philosophy and theology as well as from Christianity and Judaism. A main focus of the workshop is going to be the inclusion and advancement of junior scholar research.
Godehard Brüntrup (Munich School of Philosophy)
Georg Gasser (University of Innsbruck)
Amit Kravitz (General Consulate of the State of Israel in Munich
Jörg Noller (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
Josef Stern (University of Chicago)
Klaus von Stosch (University of Paderborn)
Eleonore Stump (St. Louis University)
There is no participation-fee.
If you want to stay at Schloss Fürstenried, costs for full-board and accommodation in (simple) single room will be ca. 340,-- € for 4 nights. If you do not want to stay at Schloss Fürstenried, costs for full-board will be ca. 120,-- €.
For further information, please visit: https://www.hfph.de/forschung/drittmittelprojekte/analytic-theology-and-the-nature-of-god/workshop-job
This workshop has been made possible by a generous grant of the John Templeton Foundation.