170 researchers from five continents attending international conference on practical theology in Oslo.
One of the largest conferences in Oslo in the field of theology for many years happens during the five days of April 20th-24th. The conference topic is: Reforming: Space, body, and politics.
More than 170 participants, most of them international guest from five continents, will gather to the bi-annual conference of the The International Academy of Practical Theology (IAPT). The IAPT organizes the international leading scholars in the broad field of practical theology.
The host institutions are the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo, MF Norwegian School of Theology and VID Specialized University.
“The field of practical theology increases in significance and impact in all Nordic countries”, says Professor Trygve Wyller from the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo. He is chair of the conference host committee.
““The empirical turn” has an obvious role in most disciplines in theology and religious studies today. Therefore, we see it as a privilege to host this prominent conference and to share good and inspiring academic discussions with strong international colleagues, Wyller says.”
He tells us that the conference topic of course symbolizes the 500 years of Reformation celebrated in 2017. But the topic is a lot more than confessional.
Wyller says that the practice of reforming relates to all part of theology and religion. Therefore the selection of the subtopics space, body and politics seems very appropriate in these years of strong cultural, social and religious transition.
The conference venue will be the University Library building, Georg Sverdrup’s Hus at campus Blindern, University of Oslo.