Category Archives: Being human

Louvain Studies special issue on ‘relation, vulnerability, love’

by Lieve Orye Several treads of thought woven at the conference in 2016 have been rewoven into paper and digital format. A Louvain Studies issue has been published recently with contributions of several keynote speakers and respondents. Under the menu … Continue reading

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The conference blog: review, overview

Review For those of you who would like to explore the previous blogs chronologically, below you find an overview. The blog posts, with excerpts from the keynote speakers, respondents and other relevant authors, show a richly textured subject matter, which … Continue reading

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Gathering in relation to allow new beginnings in our world

On the 15th, 16th and 17th of September 2016 the Anthropos ‘Con-ference‘ took place. We gathered and were gathered by a shared topic, a meshwork of threads of theological anthropology in which ‘relation, vulnerability and love’ were further explored as … Continue reading

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On Political Compassion

Excerpt taken from Compassion; Loving our neighbor in an age of Globalization (2009), written by Maureen O’Connell (Orbis Books, p. 194-196) Loving our suffering neighbor in an age of globalization entails the ability to perceive self-critically both ourselves and our … Continue reading

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Evolutionary love

Excerpts taken from Markus Mühling’s Resonances: Neurobiology, Evolution and Theology: Evolutionary Niche Construction, the Ecological Brain and Relational-narrative Theology (2014). Peirce’s Agapasm Whereas in Medieval times love was seen as a cosmological principle and in the theology of the Reformation … Continue reading

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Where liberalist method and ethnography meet

Excerpts taken from “Ethnographic Research Through a Liberationist Lens: Ethical Reflections on Fieldwork” written by Elina Hankela. (Missionalia, 43(2), 195-217) The condition of truth is to allow the suffering to speak. It doesn’t mean that those who suffer have a … Continue reading

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Second person neuro-science, risk and vulnerability

Excerpt from Oliver Davies’ chapter ‘Neuroscience, Self and Jesus Christ’, published in Questioning the Human. Towards a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Lieven Boeve, Yves de Maeseneer and Ellen van Stichel, Fordham University Press, 2014, pp.89-90. “Second-person … Continue reading

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