“Debates about all the World and God”

New event format by the Cluster of Excellence and the Faculty of Protestant Theology

Plakat „Streitgespräche über Gott und die Welt“

A new debate format awaits visitors of the lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence in the 2014 summer semester.

In the 2014 summer semester, the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” will for the first time present “Debates about all the World and God”. On Tuesdays, a theologian and a non-theologian will discuss current and controversial religious topics in this public series. The interdisciplinary schedule covers religious plurality and atheism, the relationship of theology and brain research, and bioethics, education, Europe and international justice. The Cluster of Excellence has organised the new format in cooperation with the Department of Protestant Theology of WWU on the occasion of the department’s centenary. The debates will be held on Tuesdays from 6.15 to 7.45 p.m. between 8 April and 8 July, in place of the Cluster of Excellence’s lecture series, in lecture theatre F1 at the Fürstenberghaus, Domplatz 20-22.

The new series was given the subtitle “Disputations between theology, natural and social sciences”. The debaters are renowned researchers from the University of Münster and other German, French and Swiss universities. Among them are the President of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Weber, the Münster medical ethicist and former member of the Ethics Council, Prof. Dr. Bettina Schöne-Seifert, the Münster physicist Prof. Dr. Markus Donath, the Freiburg neurobiologist Robert-Benjamin Illing, and the spokesman of the board of the Giordano Bruno Stiftung, Michael Schmidt-Salomon.

Participants from the Cluster of Excellence will be the religious sociologist Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack, the philosopher Prof. Dr. Michael Quante, the social ethicist Prof. Dr. Marianne Heimbach-Steins, the social ethicist Prof. Dr. Hans-Richard Reuter, the political scientist Prof. Dr. Ulrich Willems, the legal scholar Prof. Dr. Matthias Casper, and the Protestant theologians Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Großhans and Prof. Dr. Michael Beintker. The religious scholars Prof. Dr. Andreas Feldtkeller from Berlin and Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel from the Cluster of Excellence will meet at the opening debate on 8 April about “One religion – many religions”. Coordinator of the series is the Dean of the Department of Protestant Theology and member of the Cluster of Excellence’s Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Achenbach. (vvm/han)


Debates about all the World and God. Disputations between theology, natural and social sciences

Sommer Semester 2014
8 April - 8 Juli 2014
Tuesdays, 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm
Lecture hall F1 at the Fürstenberghaus
Domplatz 20-22
48143 Münster

Programme

Plurality of cultures of religion

08.04.2014 Andreas Feldtkeller, Berlin, und Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Münster
Moderation: Jutta Sperber, Münster
Eine Religion – Viele Religionen
15.04.2014 Johanna Rahner, Kassel, und Hans-Peter Großhans, Münster
Moderation: Jürgen Werbick, Münster
Eine Kirche – Viele Kirchen
22.04.2014 Eva-Maria Hinterhuber, Hagen, Susanne Talabardon, Bamberg, und Milad Karimi, Münster
Moderation: Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Münster
Christen – Juden – Muslime

Thinking God

29.04.2014 Michael Schmidt-Salomon, Oberwesel, und Armin Kreiner, München
Moderation: Michael Beintker, Münster
Atheismus und Traditionelle Religion
06.05.2014 Markus Donath, Münster, und Samuel Vollenweider, Zürich
Moderation: Matthias Schleiff, Münster
Gott – Mensch – Universum
13.05.2014 Karl-Heinz Ohlig, Saarbrücken, und Michael Beintker, Münster
Moderation: Hans-Peter Großhans, Münster
Monotheismus – Polytheismus – Trinität?

Natural science and Theology

20.05.2014 Robert B. Illing, Freiburg, und Dirk Evers, Halle
Moderation: Traugott Roser, Münster
Neurologie und Kognitionswissenschaft: Entsteht die Religion im Gehirn?
27.05.2014 Bettina Schöne-Seifert,  Münster, und Reiner Anselm, Göttingen
Moderation: Thomas Gutmann, Münster
Der Beginn des Lebens
03.06.2014 Jean-Gustave Hentz, Straßburg, und Traugott Roser, Münster
Moderation: Christian Grethlein, Münster
Das Ende des Lebens

Theology and Society

17.06.2014 Traugott Jähnichen, Bochum, und Matthias Casper, Münster
Moderation: Ludwig Siep, Münster
Internationale Gerechtigkeit: Herausforderungen an die Wirtschaftsethik
24.06.2014 Landesbischof Friedrich Weber, Braunschweig, und Ulrich Willems, Münster
Moderation: Reinhard Achenbach, Münster
Europa und die Verantwortung der Religionsgemeinschaften
01.07.2014 Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Würzburg, und Bernhard Dressler, Marburg
Moderation: Detlef Pollack, Münster
Religion und Bildung
08.07.2014 Wolfgang Lienemann, Bern, und Winfried Nachtwei, Münster
Moderation: Marianne Heimbach-Steins, Münster
Friedensethik