11. May 2022, 7.30 pm | Faculty of Catholic Theology, Religion, Society, and World Relations

Der anarchische Gott

Cloister of Erfurt Cathedral
Kreuzganggespräche: "Gott?!"
Faculty of Catholic Theology and Catholic Forum in the State of Thuringia
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Nordhofen, Philosoph und Theologe
Event type

Lecture in German by Prof. Dr. Eckhard Nordhofen, philosopher and theologian, as part of the Cloister Talks 2022 of the Faculty of Catholic Theology and the Catholic Forum in the State of Thuringia.

God is not a part of the cosmos but its creator. With this realisation, Israel once crossed a decisive threshold in the history of religion. As YHWH, the "I am there", he is never and nowhere not there. This makes him the great counterpart of the world and an anarchic elemental force. YHWH creates a distance from everything that is the case. And every ruler should now know that there is an instance above him with whom he must share dominion and before whom he must justify himself.

About the event series

Who is that actually - God? What does it mean to believe in God? What are the consequences of monotheism, the belief in one God? And is belief in God at all plausible? For a long time, people thought these questions belonged to a bygone era. Today, however, they are being asked again with renewed urgency. The Corona pandemic, religiously motivated violence, the abuse crisis in the church or even the questions about the meaning of one's own life lead again and again to the question of God. This question does not let us go so easily. It is at the centre of this year's Kreuzganggespräche.

We ask for your registration at kath.forum@bistum-erfurt.de. The crosstalks will take place under the respective pandemic containment rules. Admission free. A donation is requested.

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