Anthropocene and resonance

  • Date: –21:00
  • Location: Universitetshuset Sal IX
  • Lecturer: Jan-Olav Henriksen, professor of systematic theology at the Church Faculty in Oslo
  • Contact person: Christoffer Skogholt
  • Föreläsning

We live in the Anthropocene – the era when the entire globe is marked by the activity of humans. But not all of human activity is an expression of healthy self-actualization, and some of our activity is even a threat to the continuing development of life on our planet.

Theological anthropology needs to formulate an understanding of human life – both in its active and passive aspects – that can give a deeper insight into our connection with other living beings, and thereby contribute to ensuring good living conditions.

Such a theological anthropology can be developed in dialogue with philosophical thinkers such as Hartmut Rosa, Hans Jonas and Agustin Fuentes. 

The lecture will therefore indirectly argue that an interdisciplinary dialogue with other disciplines is important when articulating a theological view of humanity which, with the help of the insights of the theological tradition, tries to provide a response to today's most important challenges.

The speaker is Jan-Olav Henriksen, professor of systematic theology at the Church Faculty in Oslo.

This evening is organized by "Mötesplats" which is a seminar-series organized by The Newman Institute and the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University and Folkuniversitetet.  For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/motesplatser