We convene research workshops on global concerns.
THE DIRECTOR IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE CENTER’S RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON RELIGION & economic inequality FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR:
Robert Gascoigne, Professor of Theology Emeritus, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Claudia Hoffmann, Assistant/Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Theology, University of Basel, Switzerland
Zhenshuai Jiang, Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism, Shandong University, China
Nico Koopman, Vice Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Manitza Kotzé, Senior Lecturer of Bioethics, North-West University, South Africa
Paul Oslington, Professor of Economics, Alphacrucis College, Australia
Marcia Pally, Professor, New York University, United States, Guest Professor, Faculty of Theology, Humboldt University-Berlin, Germany
Michael Roy, Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Devin Singh, Assistant Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College, United States
Simon Yin, Professor of Economics and Religion, Hefei University of Technology, China
William Witherspoon Lecture on Theology & science
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Dr. Dirk Evers, Professor of Systematic Theology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany gave the 2019 William Witherspoon Lecture on Theology and Science. His lecture was titled “Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe of Human Flourishing?”
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.