Together with the Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie, we are proud to present the 8th International Symposium and Summer School – Beyond Secular Faith:
DATES: 28–30 June 2021
DAILY SCHEDULE: 16:30–21:00 CET 10:30–15:00 EST
The link to access the event will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the conference.
When we chose “The Gift of Creation: Theological Reflections on Ecology, Metaphysics and Poetry” as the theme for the 8th International Symposium – Beyond Secular Faith, we intended that the event should occur during the same year as the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’. However, given the challenging situation of the pandemic, we feel that it is more necessary than ever to heed the pope’s call for a universal solidarity.
Therefore, in honor of the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of Laudato Si’, IFES proposes a profound reexamination of the Christian doctrine of the Gift-character of being and creation. The Gift-character of being invites us to recover and deepen our study of the unity of the sciences, philosophy and the arts within the fundamental dimension of the human person as created for the Gift (to be received and given). The hope of this International Symposium and Summer School is to provide a privileged forum to deepen the theological nexus of this unity and its implications to be illuminated by the light of the gift of Christ.
Students can also earn course credits for attending the Symposium.
European students can gain 2 ECTS credits and American students can gain 3 graduate credits.
For American graduate credits through Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Additional fees payable to Saint Joseph’s College apply. For ECTS credit inquiries and all other questions, please contact email@example.com.
University of Nottingham Centre of Theology and Philosophy
“Between Catastrophes: God, Nature and Humanity”
ILDEFONSO FERNÁNDEZ-FÍGARES VICIOSO
Lumen Gentium Institute of Theology
“Land as Gift: Rethinking Economics According to Wendell Berry”
PABLO MARTÍNEZ DE ANGUITA D’HUART
Rey Juan Carlos University
“The Ecology of Human Reproduction and Marriage”
JEFFREY DIRK WILSON
Catholic University of America
“An Opening into the ‘Terrarium View of the World’”
Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow
“God’s Gift of Nature and Human Responsibility”
MICHAEL DOMINIC TAYLOR
Laudato Si’ Institute
“Creation and the Gift-Task of the Human Person in the Thought of Ferdinand Ulrich”
University of Waterloo
“Rhetorical Style as Real Substance: Interpreting the Work of Creation”
ALEJANDRO SERANI MERLO
San Sebastián University
“The Gift of Distinguishing What Is Real from What Is Not”
Edith Stein Institute of Philosophy
“The Return of the Angels: The Ecological Turn as Conversion to the Theology of Creation and to Natural Law”
SALVADOR ANTUÑANO ALEA
Francisco de Vitoria University
“Ordinatissima Pulchritudo Huius Mundi: St. Augustine’s Image of Creation (and its Ecological Implications)”
RODRIGO GUERRA LÓPEZ
Center for Advanced Social Research (CISAV)
“Understanding Laudato Si'”
“The Love of Creation between Sacrament and Idolatry”