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

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An interesting presentation given by Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at The University Of Queensland
on
‘The History of the Person: Scholasticism and Human Rights’
This Friday 9 June 2017
4:15pm
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

https://iash.uq.edu.au/event/1653/‘-history-person-scholasticism-and-human-rights 


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