Guest lecture with Professor Knut Wenzel: Negativistic Affirmation. Doing Theology in a Secular World
The relationship between religion and modernity is complex. Through the works of J. Habermas and W. Benjamin, Professor Wenzel will discuss and explore the emerging potential for a constructive reevaluation of this relationship.
Professor Knut Wenzel is one of the most influential German theologians of our time. He teaches systematic theology at the Goethe University of Frankfurt and is known for a number of outstanding publications in theology, including Die Wucht des Undarstellbaren: Bildkulturen des Christentums (Freiburg: Herder, 2019), Offenbarung – Text – Subjekt: Grundlegungen der Fundamentaltheologie (Freiburg: Herder, 2016), HoboPilgrim: Bob Dylans Reise durch die Nacht (Ostfildern: Grünewald 2011); and Glaube in Vermittlung: Theologische Hermeneutik nach Paul Ricœur (Freiburg: Herder, 2008).
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo is delighted to welcome Knut Wenzel and to host his public lecture “Negative Affirmation: Doing Theology in a Secular World”.
Moreover, there will be a seminar for systematic theologians on Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 14-16 h at the Faculty of Theology, room 205. Please register your attendance at the seminar with Prof Werner G. Jeanrond.