Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, SPF Religion. Gesellschaft. Weltbeziehung.

+++ cancelled +++ Normativitäten des Glaubens

21. Jun 2024 - 23. Jun 2024
Bildungshaus St. Ursula
Theological Research Centre
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Conference at the Bildungshaus St. Ursula. The event is organised by doctoral students from the Theological Research Centre.

The Catholic Church is currently undergoing a far-reaching transformation process. Institutions, structures, but also church programmes and the content of preaching are being criticised. Discussions will focus on reflecting on and scrutinising institutional structures and the essential content of faith.

The conference aims to shed light on the connection between the church crisis and the crisis of faith. It will examine the questions of how and by which authority the content of faith is formed and which levels have a formative and which a normative effect.

Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between institutionally prescribed, socially developed and individually responsible faith. The late modern subject sees itself as autonomous and determines for itself which predetermined content it accepts and which it rejects. At the same time, they are always part of social contexts, influencing them and being influenced by them. Believers are therefore both actors and observers of church guidelines and behaviour. This tense relationship needs to be explored and brought into a constructive discourse.

The conference will approach the topic of normativities in faith from different perspectives - beyond a generalised institutional critique. It aims at a theological interpretation of normative levels against the background of changed conditions.

  • Friday, 21 June | 15:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday, 22 June | 09:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday, 23 June | Departure day

The programme  (German only) can be found in the attached PDF file.

+++ Attention, the conference had to be cancelled due to insufficient registrations. We ask for your understanding. +++