instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Monday, August 06, 2007

I'm guessing it's the wisdom of God

The Dominican House of Studies, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, and Eerdmans Press are sponsoring a symposium next April on "The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Anti-Christ or the Wisdom of God?"

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph's Vocations blog quotes some of the questions raised by this topic:
Is there any "natural" knowledge of God available to the human person, apart from Christian revelation, or is all knowledge of God given to human beings uniquely in Christ? Is Christianity irrevocably wed to the classical metaphysical tradition, or can God's nature and character be rethought in distinctly modern ways, based upon a renewed reading of Scripture? What relationship or likeness, if any, exists between created nature and the grace of God? Does Christian theology presuppose a natural philosophical "capacity" for knowledge of God in the human person?
It sounds like a great way to spend a weekend, doesn't it?