Living and believing in an unstable and vulnerable world has become the prevailing experience and challenge for most societies worldwide, and so too for many parts of Europe, as we move further into the 21st century. Progressive thinking has hit real barriers for some time now, with no clear vision for our common future available, giving way to different forms of retrotopian nostalgia which pronounce revisionist hopes of an imagined past (Zygmunt Bauman, Retrotopia, 2017). Recent analysis, however, proposes to read the profound changes, risks and vulnerabilities of our current world as being part of a deep, even metamorphic transformation (Ulrich Beck, Metamorphosis of the World, 2016). Against such a backdrop, this lecture / seminar course seeks to explore to locate European missions in that wounded world of deep transformation.
Next to discussing relevant themes, the seminar prepares for participation at the European conference “Locating Eurpean Missions in a Wounded World in Deep Transformation” held in St.Augustin / Bonn from 23-27 August 2019. See: www.missionswissenschaft.eu.
Beginn: MO 8.April 2019, zweiter Termin: MO 29.April 2019