Christianity after Christendom: Paradoxes of “Theological Turns” in Contemporary Culture”
The proposed project seeks to explore, interpret and also join the so-called “theological turn” in certain avenues of academic philosophy as well as our society’s growing saturation with media which may open up new perspectives in Christian theology. While acknowledging that certain forms of Christianity are a matter of the past, this project has the conviction that the Christian theological tradition may carry a new meaning and a new promise for our culture and society. In this sense, we aim to search for a Christianity that comes after “Christendom”…. read full project description
- František Štěch – fundamental theologian
- Martin Koci – phenomenology and theology
- Gábor Ambrus – theology and media theory
- Virgil Brower – visiting post-doctoral fellow
- Karel Hlaváček – sociology of religion, secularisation
- Martin Kočí, “The Un-thought of Christianity in Jan Patočka.” Seminar for Postgraduate Students of Prof. Kurt Appel (Katholische Theologische Fakultät, Universität Wien). Stift Melk, Austria, 21 January, 2017 (invited presentation).
- Martin Kočí, “A Christian Thinker? Reading Patočka with Derrida and Beyond.” Heresy and Heritage – Jan Patočka on Philosophy, Politics and the Arts. Leuven-Brussels, Belgium, 2-6 May, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, “Theology, Faith and the Future of Metaphysical Thinking.” Between Eternity and Historicity: Exploring the ‘After’ of Christianity. Prague, Czech Republic, 9 May, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Here I am: Prolegomena to the Theology of the Landscape.” Embodied in the Landscape. Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia, 25.- 28. May, 2017.
- Gábor Ambrus, “Two Scenarios of Mediation and Their Theological Assessment.” European Academy of Religion Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, Bologna, Italy, 16.- 22. June, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, ‘Interrupting Representation: Media, Theology and the Task of Thinking.’ European Academy of Religion Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, Bologna, Italy, 16.- 22. June, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Media Theory and Theology as Mediation.” European Academy of Religion Ex Nihilo Zero Conference, Bologna, Italy, 16.- 22. June, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, ‘Response to Emmanuel Falque, ‘What Does It Mean to Cross the Rubicon?’ International Expert Seminar Exploring the Borderlands between Philosophy and Theology, Centre of Theology, Philosophy, Media Theory in cooperation with Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, 27. October, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, ‘From Jan Patočka’s Reflections on Post-Europe to Christianity after Christianity.’ 49th Annual ASEEES Convention, “Transgressions,” Chicago, USA, 9.-12. November, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, ‘Jan Patočka’s Heretical Idea of Christianity.’ The Continental Philosophy of Religion Research Group, Loyola University Chicago, USA, 13. November, 2017.
- Martin Kočí, “Response to Tomáš Halík, ‘A Critical Note on the Hermeneutics of the Signs of the Time’.” NDIAS Seminar on The Theological Hermeneutics of Contemporary History, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, USA, 15. November, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Christianity after Christendom: Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory in Conversation about the Future of Christianity.” TU Dortmund, Germany, 17. November, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Religion and Politics: Modus Vivendi Yesterday and Today (example of Czech Republic).” TU Dortmund, Germany, 20. November, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Systematic, Practical or Unsystematic Theology?“ Universtät Bonn, Germany, 22. November, 2017.
- František Štěch, “Theology of the Landscape.” TU Dortmund, Germany, 24. November, 2017.
Exploring the Borderlands of Philosophy and Theology with Emmanuel Falque (Institut Catholique de Paris) in dialogue with Czech scholars: Jakub Čapek, Tereza Matějčková (Charles University), Jakub Sirovátka (University of South Bohemia), and Martin Kočí (cTPM, Charles University). 27. October, 2017.
Between Eternity and Historicity: Exploring the ‘After’ of Christianity with Colby Dickinson (Loyola University Chicago, USA), Justin Sands (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), Martin Koci (Charles University, Prague). 9. May, 2017.
Theology and Media within the framework of European Academy of Religion: Zero Conference in Bologna. 18. – 22. 6. 2017.
I/2017 Post-digital Culture; Michal Cáb (AVU), 31. 1. 2017.
II/2017 God, Who May Be; Filip H. Härtel (ETF UK), 28. 2. 2017.
III/2017 Theodor W. Adorno – Theology and Philosophy; Karel Hlaváček (FSV UK), 28. 3. 2017.
IV/2017 Rahner, Moltmann, Death and Play/Game; Jan Lamser (EI UK), 25. 4. 2017.
V/2017 Myšlení Boha v krizi; Pavel Roubík (ETF UK), 30. 5. 2017.
VI/2017 Re-thinking Patristics as a Source for Theological Renewal Today; Pui Him Ip (Cambridge), 26. 10. 2017.
- Martin Kočí, “Metaphysical Thinking after Metaphysics: A Theological Reading of Jan Patočka’s Negative Platonism,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, published online December 4, 2017 (hardcopy will appear in early 2018) [DOI: 10.1080/21692327.2017.1402692].
- Martin Kočí, “Sacrifice for Nothing: The Movement of Kenosis in Jan Patočka’s Thought,” Modern Theology 33:4 (2017): 594-617 [DOI: 10.1111/moth.12357].
- Martin Kočí, “The Experiment of Night: Jan Patočka on War, and a Christianity to Come,” Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics 19:1 (2017): 107-124 [DOI: 10.25180/lj.v19i1.75].
- Martin Kočí, “Fighting Hegemony, Saving the Event: Why Theologize with Jean-François Lyotard?,” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica 7:2 (2017): 105-125 [DOI: 10.14712/23363398.2017.22].
- František Štěch, “Here I Am: A Prolegomena to Theology of the Landscape,” Communio Viatorum 59:2 (2017) – in print.
- František Štěch, “Zjevení a teologický obrat v teologii,” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica 7:2 (2017): 57-74 [DOI: 10.14712/23363398.2017.19]