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07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews

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Hauptschule
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Are religious traditions an impediment for free ethical judgement or the deepest foundation of ethical attitudes? This seminar will critically discuss the ethical implications of religious worldviews based on prominent philosophical and religious sources. In part one we will discuss philosophical texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Simone Weil and Robert Bresson s film  Au hasard Balthazar . Central notions will include of power, grace, and sainthood. In part two, we will reflect on the relationship between suffering, guilt, forgiveness and ethical growth in classical Biblical sources such as the Joseph story (Genesis 37-50) and the book of Job.

Recommended literature:

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, all too Human (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 2004), tr. Marion Faber, section 3,  Religious Life

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace (London, Routledge, 2002), tr. Emma Craufurd

Tony Pipolo, Robert Bresson: a Passion for Film (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010), ch.5

The Bible (New Revised Standard Version): Genesis 37-50; Job (especially chapters 1-7; 38-42).

Victor P. Hamilton, Handbook on the Pentateuch (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2005), 121-132.

Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London
Lecturer, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Dr. Christopher HAMILTON

Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London

Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield Teacher of German and French, Bedales School, Petersfield Teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's College School, Wimbledon, London Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion
1996-1997
1998-2001
2001-2003
since 2003
since 2008

Dr. habil. Dominik MARKL

Lecturer, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Lecturer, Heythrop College, University of London Lecturer, Hekima College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi
 Since 2012 Research Associate of the Department of Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria
2010-2012
2012
 Since 2013 Lecturer, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary