Being Human - Being a Person: Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophical and Theological Anthropology

Human Being

A one-day conference on December 1st, 2018 9am-4.30pm, at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

The German theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg named our modern times “the age of anthropology.” The devaluation of traditional metaphysical arguments for the existence of God and human identity caused theologians and philosophers to argue from human experience of the world. Yet, as the philosopher Dominique Janicaud argued, unprecedented technological advances in the life sciences have also effected “an unprecedented uncertainty about human nature.” This public symposium of international speakers will present recent theological and philosophical perspectives on current questions concerning human nature.

Featuring: John Behr (St. Vladimir's Seminary), Graham Ward (Christ Church College), Brent Waters (Garret-Evangelical Seminary), Holger Zaborowski  (Philosophisch-Theologiscke Hochschule Vallendar), and Jens Zimmermanm (Trinity Western University, Regent College)

The event is supported by the British Academy and the Issachar Foundation. Conducted in collaboration with the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life and the Oxford Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought.