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March 18, 2019  

Oleh Kindiy | Persecution during Soviet Times & Current Revival of Catholic Church(es) in Ukraine

Dr. Oleh Kindiy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv recently visited CTR/CES and gave a presentation with the full title: "Experience of Martyrdom and Persecution during Soviet Times and the Current Revival of Catholic Church(es) in Ukraine."

From the abstract to the presentation "The lecture is based on memoirs and eyewitness interviews, documents from state archives, and photographs from private collections depicting the life stories of Greek Catholics in the USSR from 1946 to 1989 when the UGCC was considered officially abolished and forbidden. How does this memory shape the nature and mission of the Catholic Church in Ukraine today?"

This is the second lecture (of seven) in the series "The Many Guises of European Catholicism", that the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies is with support from the Centre for European Studies at Lund University.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

March 11, 2019  

Paula Fredriksen | Paul, Augustine, & Krister: On the Introspective Conscience of the West

This episode is one of four, re-podcasting of lectures from honorary doctors of the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University. First out is Paula Fredriksen.

Paula Fredriksen is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was made Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Theology as recognition of the high international standard of her research in religious studies. Professor Fredriksen's research is characterised by an explicit inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Her research is thus linked to several successful subjects at the Faculty of Theology in Lund - New Testament studies, patristics, Jewish studies and general history of religion just to name a few. Her interest in Paul the apostle and Augustine the Church Father is a common thread throughout her research, from her thesis "Augustine’s Early Interpretations of Paul" (1979) and onward. Fredriksen has also written about Jesus as an historical figure and the early Jesus movement as a branch of Judaism at the time and, furthermore, has sought to spread her research results to the general public.

Professor Fredriksen's lecture, entitled "Paul, Augustine, and Krister, on the Introspective Conscience of the West", was recorded at LUX on June 1st, 2017

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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A special thank you to Martin Degrell of the podcast HT-samtal and the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

February 27, 2019  

Heidegger & Theology | Roundtable discussion

This episode is the final part of the Heidegger & Theology-series, and consists of the roundtable/panel discussion that ended the symposium. 

Under the moderation of Göran Rosenberg, author and journalist, all participants and speakers of the podcast series partake in an interesting discussion centered around questions that where hanging in the air.

 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

February 11, 2019  

Peter Trawny | Heidegger and the Myth

This is a special episode of R&T. Firstly, prof. Jayne Svenungsson gives an introductory opening adress to the entire "Heidegger and theology" symposium, and secondly, sets the stage not only for the symposium as such but also for the episodes main focus: the lecture on "Heidegger and the Myth" by prof. Peter Trawney

Trawney studied philosophy, musicology, and history of art in Bochum, Freiburg, Basel, and Wuppertal, and have taught at universities in Shanghai, Vienna, and Stockholm. He currently teaches at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, where he is also the director of the Martin-Heidegger-Institut. He is the editor of several volumes of the Martin-Heidegger-Gesamtausgabe (GA 35, 69, 73, 86, 90, 94–97).

Jayne Svenungsson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lund University, Sweden.

 Full abstract: "One of the later definitions of Heidegger’s own thinking is: ‘Mytho-Logy of the event of appropriation’. In this sense it is important to understand Heidegger’s own explanations of ‘myth’ and ‘logos’, as we find them at the beginning of the 1930’s. ‘Myth’ is the context in which Heidegger can locate his narrative of the ‘history of Being’. In this ‘history’ the ‘gods’ and the ‘last God’ are playing a leading role. The ‘gods’ and the ‘last God’ (for both Hoelderlin’s poetry is the key) appear as an alternative to Christianity, which is harshly ‘criticized’ in the ‘Black
Notebooks’. ‘Theology’ is replaced by ‘mythology’. My paper wants to unfold the influence of the problem of the ‘myth’ on Heidegger’s thinking including the problem of Bultmann’s ‘demythologization’ and anti-Semitism (Judaism as the death of the ‘myth’ – and as the source for the ‘myth’ of ‘the Jew’)."

This presentation can found in a revised version, in the anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

 

January 28, 2019  

Hans Ruin | Heidegger & the Reinvention of Paulinism

In this third episode of the ongoing series on Heidegger and Theology, Hans Ruin (Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University) discusses Heidegger's interest in early Christianity and St. Paul. 

The abstract to Ruin's presentation in full: 

"I will discuss the idea of a supposedly ‘original Christian’ religious experience as it is developed in Heidegger’s seminal interpretations of Paul in the early 1920’s. In particular, I shall focus on how the problem of tradition and inheritance is thematized in this encounter; the notion of a tradition that is at once cancelled and reinvented in and through this very cancellation. Through Paul and his notion of a ‘destruction’ of tradition, Heidegger finds his own philosophical voice in an early Jewish messianic critique of history. This is one of the partly ‘hidden’ sources of his thinking, that need to be rethought anew in relation to the Black Notebooks and their understanding of Christianity, Judaism and the question of religion generally." 

This presentation can found in a revised version, in the anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

January 14, 2019  

George Pattison | Why Heidegger Didn’t Like Catholic Theology

This is the second episode in the series on Heidegger and Theology, and a symposium on the same topic at CTR (December, 2015), with George Pattison, Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow, gave a talk on the topic "Why Heidegger Didn’t Like Catholic Theology"

This presentation can found in a revised version, in the anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

Full abstract for the presentation:

"Much of the content of the Black Books relates to Heidegger's irritation with what he saw as a range of misinterpretations and misappropriations of his work. These include those who see Being and Time as derivative of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche as well as those who try to apply Heidegger's thought to contemporary philosophical issues. He is particularly hostile to Catholic theology, naming Romano Guardini as exemplifying what is wrong in such applications. The paper will explore Heidegger's antipathy in relation to Guardini's own theological-philosophical project with the aim of specifying just what Heidegger saw as the essential point at issue."

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

January 3, 2019  

Hjalmar Falk | Katechontism: Carl Schmitt & the Politics of Eschaton

This episode is a talk by dr. Hjalmar Falk centered around the infamous German jurist, Carl Schmitt and his conception of political theology, with a particular focus on its implications for the philosophy of history. Central to Schmitt’s thought is the claim that all modern political concepts are secularized theological concepts, a relationship he identified not only between the miracle and the sovereign exception, but also between salvation history and the belief in progress found in modern philosophy of history. This talk will focus on Schmitt’s interpretation of the obscure Pauline figure of the katechon and what his use of this Biblical myth can tell us about Schmittian theory in particular and modern apocalyptic political thought in general.

Hjalmar Falk is a researcher at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (University of Gothenburg).

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

December 20, 2018  

Judith Wolfe | Religious Aspects of the Black Notebooks

This episode is the first in a series on Heidegger and Theology, recorded at the symposium "Heidegger and Theology - After the Black Notebooks."

First out is an episode with Judith Wolfe, Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of St Andrews presenting on the topic "Religious Aspects of the Black Notebooks: Overview & Analysis."

This presentation can found in a revised version, in an anthology Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology, edited by dr. Mårten Björk and prof. Jayne Svenungsson. 

Full abstract for Wolfe's talk: 

"This paper gathers all significant remarks on Christianity in the Black Notebooks and analyses them in the context of Heidegger's attitude to religion at the time – which we already know from recent research to have been particularly conflicted during this period. The paper then offers a summary of the ways in which references in the Notebooks change our understanding of Heidegger's view of Christianity during the 1930's, and draw conclusions about Heidegger's continuing relevance to theology. In particular, the Notebooks reveal greater continuity between Heidegger and the secularized Christian hopes of the 19th century than Being and Time suggests, and so challenge the confidence with which some theologians have hoped to find a radically new approach to faith and theology in Heidegger's thought." 

Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com. 

 

Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

 

December 11, 2018  

Seminarierummet | Simon Sorgenfrei om “Islam i Sverige” 

Seminarierummet är en serie på R&T som återger diskussioner och samtal från något av seminarierna vid CTR. 

I detta första avsnitt från serien, inspelat i mitten av hösten 2018, får vi ta del av en presentation av Simon Sorgenfrei & boken "Islam i Sverige - de första 1300 åren" på det religionsvetenskapliga seminariet. Syftet med presentationen är att synliggöra luckor i tidigare forskning. 

Avsnittet avslutas lite abrupt, då seminariedeltagare efter den initiala presentationen lät tillfället övergå till en något mer intensiv dialogform, där det helhetsperspektiv som präglar inledningen öppnade för mindre sammanhängande tankespår, som också följdes upp av kortare sektioner och samtal.

 

Särskilt tack till gruppen Nous för musiken.

 

"Religion och Teologi" produceras av Joel Kuhlin, för Centrum för Teologi & Religionsvetenskap. 

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December 8, 2018  

Johannes Anyuru | Religion & Existens

Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap bjuder in till tre kvällsarrangemang hösten 2018 under rubriken ”Religion & Existens: Tre samtal om religionens betydelse i vår tid.”

6 dec gästade Johannes Anyuru (författare och poet) CTR för ett samtal om religionens betydelse i vår tid.

Samtalet leddes av Simon Stjernholm (universitetslektor vid Köpenhamns universitetoch Clara Berg (doktorand vid CTR). 

 

För mer info om eventet: https://www.facebook.com/events/2437749536451336/ 

Särskilt tack till gruppen Nous för musiken.

 

"Religion och Teologi" produceras av Joel Kuhlin, för Centrum för Teologi & Religionsvetenskap. 

För kritik eller kommentarer, skriv en rad till religionochteologi@outlook.com.