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UQ seminar on Pastoral Care and Dementia, and on Wittgenstein, language Bonhoeffer and discipleship

The next UQ Theology seminar is on Friday June 16th from 2pm -4pm. Please note the change of room. We will be in E303 in Forgan Smith. It is at the western end of the School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry precinct.

Di Crowther will address pastoral and theological questions around the, sadly, too often neglected issue of dementia care.

Peter Hobson will set up a conversation between Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language and Bonhoeffer’s theology of discipleship to help us think in fresh ways about Christian ‘followship’. Both extremely important and timely topics.

Please pass these details on to those who may find this of value.

Let me know of other useful seminars in the circles of influence and networks that you participate in. Kind regards, Sam Hey, email

Further details –  Di_Peter_Seminar_June 16_2017

Friday 9 June 2017 ‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’

An interesting presentation given by Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University Of Queensland
‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’
This Friday 9 June 2017
in the Boardroom (Room 601) of the Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49).
Too often dismissed, bracketed, or explained away, the concept of religious belief seems to resist serious enquiry. Yet writers of the later Middle Ages produced stunning analyses of belief that distinguished it from mere opinion, and from other kinds of understanding. In this series, we will turn a close eye toward the nature and psychology of belief, asking what thoughts and feelings it might enable, provoke, or shut down; its relationship to spiritual practice and ecclesiastical censure; and the role of faith in the production of scientific knowledge, literature, and histories of modernity.
‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’
Dr Clare Monagle (Macquarie University)
Human rights history has taken a surprisingly scholastic turn in recent years. The new human rights history has begun to take heed of the highly influential role played by neo-thomist thinkers, such as Jacques Maritain, in the making of the Declaration of 1948.
Personalism was a third-way theology designed to broker the abyss between liberal capitalism and communism, and was constructed via thomistic theology by a number of leading Catholic intellectuals, among them Maritain.
Further details available at‘-history-person-scholasticism-and-human-rights