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NOSTER thematic interdisciplinary seminar: Changing the tacks: a dialogue between anthropology and theology

08 Feb 2018

INVITATION

NOSTER thematic interdisciplinary seminar

Changing the tacks: a dialogue between anthropology and theology

 

Date

Thursday 8 February, 2018

10.30 – 16.30 hrs

Venue

VU/Protestant Theological University

De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

Room 1E24

 

Registration: c.r.van.holland@vu.nl (Miranda van Holland)

 

Keynote speakers

Jon Bialecki PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Prof. Maaike de Haardt (Radboud University Nijmegen)

 

Short description of the theme

Although theologians are often reproached for being unable to conduct ‘value free’ research on religion, anthropologists just as much struggle with the secularist disciplinary credo of ‘scientific objectivity’ and ‘rationality’. Although anthropologists are the supposed experts on inter-subjectivity, they nonetheless confront the fear of ‘going mad’ when being engaged in ritual practices. Both anthropologists and theologians feel the need to confront their respective disciplinary taboos. Based on promising exchanges in a study group of VU/PThU, the seminar aims at concentrated interdisciplinary exchange that will help to pick the fruits of the other discipline and may in addition generate new concepts and methods. The seminar will bring together (systematic) theologians and anthropologists of religion.

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