Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job and the Problem of Evil: Jewish and Christian Perspectives

Datum: Dienstag, 29 Mai 2018 - Donnerstag, 31 Mai 2018
Ort: Exerzitienhaus Schloss Fürstenried, Munich
Veranstalter: Munich School of Philosophy; Prof. Godehard Brüntrup; Dr. Ludwig Jaskolla; John Templeton Foundation
Weitere Informationen: https://www.hfph.de/forschung/drittmittelprojekte/analytic-theology-and-the-nature-of-god/workshop-job


Beschreibung

The workshop is part of the project "Analytic Theology and the Nature of God" and 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.

Speakers:
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)

Possibilities for participation and attendance are limited. Please apply for participation and attendance until April 1st with a short email (in German or English) indicating your interest to office.bruentrup@hfph.de. The workshop will be held in English.

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 look at https://www.hfph.de/forschung/drittmittelprojekte/analytic-theology-and-the-nature-of-god/workshop-job.