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Politics as Theology

June 25-July 1, 2017

From the Edith Stein Institute of Philosophy in Granada, Spain (affiliated with the International Academy of Philosophy), the title of the fifth annual Summer School and International Conference, "Beyond Secular Faith" (June 25-July 1, 2017) stems from a conviction that only a faith liberated from the conceptual restraints and ideological presuppositions imposed by secular culture - a faith centered radically on Christ - can offer a word of hope and reason to human life. This year the summer school will be dedicated to explore the question of the political, and specifically the ways in which every theology is political and every politics, theological. The question thus becomes, for Christian life, what is the adequate theological form of political narratives? Or better, what form of political practice and belonging does theology entail.

For four years, the summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition.

We invite graduate and PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers to take part in the International Summer School and Conference.

Please send a short CV and a letter of intent to: secretaria@institutoifes.es. If you would like to present a paper for the Conference (besides participating in the summer school), please also send an abstract (400 words) on a topic related to the theme, preferably on:

  • The Political Theory of Liberalism
  • Economic and Civil Economy
  • Constitutional Theory -- The Crisis of Democracy and the Issue of Mixed Government
  • Liberal Culture and Formative Education
  • International Relations in Theory and Today in Practice
  • Church and State — The Question of the Body Politic
  • The Relation of Temporal and Eternal Justice
  • Biopolitics and Sovereignty
  • Democracy and Christianity

Successful candidates will be informed by May 8th, 2017.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, go to the website of the IFES.

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