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CTI WELCOMED A NEW COHORT OF SCHOLARS IN JANUARY 2019, WITH THE CONTINUATION OF THE 2018-19 RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON RELIGION & VIOLENCE.
CTI Launches New Podcast
CTI has recently launched a new podcast based on the work of the Center, called Theology Matters. The double meaning of the title is intentional, as it explores both the matters or topics of theology as well as the question of how theology matters in the contemporary world. Each season will explore in depth one of the issues of global concern CTI is examining, beginning with Season 1 on Religion & Violence. The first four episodes are already available, including conversations with CTI members Wolfgang Palaver, Lisa le Roux, Ephraim Meir, and Antti Pentikäinen. Click here to listen or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. If you like what you hear, leave us a positive review and share with your friends and colleagues.
Friday November 2, 2018
Dr. Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion and Chair of the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, gave the Center of Theological Inquiry's 40th Anniversary Lecture. His lecture was titled "Good Samaritans of the Entire World: Humanitarian ethics and what we owe to whom."
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm gave the 2018 William H. Scheide Lecture on Global Concerns, with a lecture titled "The Ethical Challenge of the Digital Age." This event marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of CTI in 1978.
Prof. Bedford-Strohm is the Presiding Bishop of the German Protestant Church and Lutheran Bishop of Bavaria. He was formerly Professor of Theology and founding Director of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Centre for Public Theology at Bamberg University. In that capacity he was one of the founders of the Global Network for Public Theology at its inaugural consultation at CTI in 2007.
Director’s Guest Fellows - Spring 2019
The Director is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished guest fellows to be in residence for the spring semester, 2019.
Willem Drees, CTI Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities, and Dean, Tilburg School of the Humanities and Digital Sciences, the Netherlands.
Dirk Evers, CTI Distinguished Fellow in Theology & the Natural Sciences and Professor of Systematic Theology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Philip McDonagh, CTI Distinguished Global Fellow, and former Irish Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The Director is pleased to announce the following members of the Center’s Research Workshop on Religion & Violence for the 2018-2019 academic year:
Etin Anwar, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (Islamic Studies), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, United States
Richard Davis, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, Pacific Theological College, Fiji
Louise Du Toit, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Mark Eaton, Professor of American Literature, Azusa Pacific University, United States
Joel Hodge, Senior Lecturer in Theology, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Pauline Kollontai, Professor of Higher Education in Theology and Religious Studies, York St. John University, United Kingdom
Elisabet Le Roux, Research Director for Religion and Developmental Research, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ephraim Meir, Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Paul Middleton, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of Chester, United Kingdom
Ed Noort, Professor Emeritus of Ancient Hebrew Literature and History of Ancient Israel, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Peter Ochs, Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia, United States
Wolfgang Palaver, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Antti Pentikäinen, Executive Director, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Finland
Christine Schliesser, Research Associate in Systematic Theology and Ethics, Zurich University, Switzerland
Hannah Strømmen, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Chichester, United Kingdom
David Tombs, Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, New Zealand