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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

In Lent and Easter terms 2016 we are hosting a research group on the theme of St Paul and radical philosophy. The group will meet to discuss recent interpretations of Paul by a range of leading European philosophers, who have given particular attention to the political and social relevance of Paul's thought today. The group is organised in conjunction with faculty and researchers from the Faculty of Divinity and Westfield House, among others.


Session 1: introduction to the topic, led by Revd Dr Boris Gunjevic (Westfield House, Cambridge) and Dr Jonathan Linebaugh (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge)

Session 2: discussion of Stanislas Breton, A Radical Philosophy of Paul

Session 3: discussion of Jacob Taubes, A Political Theology of Paul

Session 4: discussion of Alain Badiou, St Paul: The Foundation of Universalism

Session 5: discussion of Giorgio Agamben, The Time That Remains: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Romans

Session 6: roundtable discussion with Professor John Barclay (Durham) on his recent book, Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans: 2015), in conjunction with the Faculty of Divinity New Testament Seminar

This is a closed group and attendance is by invitation only.



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