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Game Over - AfficheMaking Sense of Eschatology

October 22-24, 2015 | University of Geneva

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Our Western understanding of history and time, even in its most secularized forms, remains deeply indebted to the Jewish and Christian traditions. It presupposes a linear dynamic, anchored in an absolute origin, moving toward an ultimate horizon. Humanity finds its place between these two limits.

Questions pertaining to eschatology – literally: speaking about the end – are numerous and complex. Which 'end' are we talking about? The 'end' of each individual human being at his/her death, or the 'end' of the world, as in the apocalyptic tradition? Does a consideration of the 'end' turn us away from the present reality, or does it send us back to it? Or, to put the question differently: which end is awaiting us? Is it awaiting us, or is it coming to us?

With this interdisciplinary conference, the Faculty of theology of the University of Geneva aims to raise anew the question of the meaning of eschatology.

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Programme

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Thursday,  October 22

 
 

Conference Opening

9:30 am

Room B111

Welcome by Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva

First session

9:45 am

Room B111

Chairman: Andreas Dettwiler

9:45 am

 

Karen Kilby (Durham)
Suffering and Eschatology

10:30 am

 

Discussion

10:45 am

 

Break

11 am

 

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen (Stellenbosch)
From Evolutionary Anthropology to Theological Anthropology - Will a Shared Future Emerge?

11:45 am

 

Discussion

12 am

 

Lunch

Second session

(parallel sessions)

2 pm

Room B012

Room B111

Chairmen: Christophe Chalamet

Ghislain Waterlot

2 pm

Room B111

Pierre Bühler (Zürich)
La pire tournure possible. Motifs apocalyptiques dans l’œuvre de Friedrich Dürrenmatt – en textes et en images

 

Room B012

Michael Burdett (Oxford)
The Desire for “Someone Who Faces Us”. Cosmic Despair, Transhumanism, and Christian Hope in the Last Judgement

2:30 pm

Room B111

Anthony Feneuil (Metz)
Après l’apocalypse. Réflexions sur l’eschatologie au passé

 

Room B012

Elochukwu E. Uzukwu (Pittsburgh)
Endless Worlds, Creative Memories: Indigenous (West) African Eschatologies Exploding the Future of Christianities

3 pm

 

Break

3:15 pm

Room B111

Janique Perrin (Genève)
Traduire l’espérance: quand la fiction littéraire interpelle la théologie

 

Room B012

Lexi Eikelboom (Oxford)
Rhythmic Eschatology: What Poetry Teaches About the Nature of Time

3:45 pm

Room B111

Luc Bulundwe (Genève)
Annonce de la Bonne Nouvelle et exigence parénétique, comment hâter le retour du Christ? Analyse de l’éventuelle responsabilité des disciples de Jésus dans le retard de la parousie

 

Room B012

Christian Cebulj (Coire)
«Un aller-retour pour l’au-delà!» réflexions didactiques sur des questions eschatologiques

4:15 pm

 

Break

4:30 pm

Room B111

Mariel Mazzocco (Genève)
Avancer vers l’Aurore: la dynamique eschatologique dans l’oeuvre de Jacob Böhme

 

Room B012

François Dermange (Genève):
Selon quelle loi serons-nous jugés? Une réflexion à partir de la théologie réformée.

5 pm

Room B111

Lucie Doublet (Paris):
L’eschatologie ou la responsabilité du temps présent. Fonction de l’eschatologie dans l’éthique levinassienne

 
 
 

5:30 pm

 

End of the day

 

6 pm -
6:40 pm

Room B0001B

Assemblée annuelle de la Société suisse de théologie
(pour les membres de la SSTh)

Friday, October 23

 
 

Third session

9 am

Room B111

Chairwoman: Mariel Mazzocco

9 am

 

David Wilkinson (Durham):
The Accelerating Universe and New Creation: Christian Eschatology in the Face of Scientific Futility

9:45 am

 

Discussion

10 am

 

Andrea Boscoboinik (Fribourg):
La peur de la fin, miroir des sociétés

10:45 am

 

Discussion

11 am

 

Break

11:15 am

 

Lecture canceled

Johann Roduit (Zürich):
Enhancing towards What? An Analysis of the Notion of Improvement in the Debate Regarding the Ethics of Human Enhancement

12 am

 

Discussion

12:15 am

 

Lunch

Fourth session

(parallel sessions)

2 pm

Room B111

Room B012

Chairmen: Christophe Chalamet

Ghislain Waterlot

2 pm

Room B111

Ron Cole-Turner (Pittsburgh)
Transhumanism and Human Enhancement: New Challenges for Christian Eschatology Today

 

Room B012

Simon Butticaz (Lausanne):
«La foi agissant par l’amour»: Nouvelle création et parénèse du jugement dans la lettre de Paul aux Galates

2:30 pm

Room B111

Henning Theissen (Greifswald):
What Dare We Hope? An Attempt to Conceive Newness After the End of the 20th Century

 

Room B012

Mathias Hassenfratz (Genève)
Process et eschatologie: les trois Cités de Dieu

3 pm

 

Break

3:15 pm

Room B111

Christian Neddens (Saarland):
Melancholia und Caritas. Humanität im Vorletzten bei Lars von Trier und im frühneuzeitlichen Luthertum

 

Room B012

Hans-Christoph Askani (Genève)
«Amen, viens Seigneur Jésus!» Réflexion sur le caractère eschatologique de la foi chrétienne

3:45 pm

Room B111

Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Volos)
Eschatology and Future-oriented Hermeneutics in John D. Zizioulas’ Thought

 

Room B012

Andreas Losch (Berne)
The Cosmic Christ’s End. The Cosmological Meaning of Christ in an Interreligious Perspective, with a Focus on Jewish-Christian Eschatology

4:15 pm

 

Break

Fifth session

4:30 pm

Room B012

Chairman: Andreas Dettwiler

4:30 pm

 

Christiane Tietz (Zürich)
The Crucial Question of Theodicy. Predestination in Martin Luther’s Theology

5:15 pm

 

Discussion

Saturday, October 24

 
 

Sixth session

9 am

Room B111

Chairman: Michel Grandjean

9 am

 

Stefan Beyerle (Greifswald)
“Many of Those Who Sleep in the Land of Dust Shall Awake” (Dan 12:2). Towards a Matrix of Apocalyptic Eschatology in Ancient Judaism

9:45 am

 

Discussion

10 am

 

David Hamidovic (Lausanne)
Eschatologie et messianisme chez Philon d’Alexandrie

10:45 am

 

Discussion

11 am

 

Break

11:15 am

 

Michael Wolter (Bonn)
Es gibt kein ‘game over’ in der Neutestamentlichen Eschatologie!

12 am

 

Discussion

12:15 am

 

Lunch

Seventh session

2 pm

Room B111

Chairwoman: Janique Perrin

2 pm

 

Philip Ziegler (Aberdeen)
«Veniat regnum tuum!» Christology, Eschatology, and the Christian Life

2:30 pm

 

Vincent Delecroix (Paris)
Eschatologie, dé-théologisation et politique

3:15 pm

 

Discussion

4:30 pm

U300*
Auditoire Rouiller

Public lecture du Métropolite Jean de Pergame (Jean Zizioulas)
'The End is Where we Start From’: Reflections on an Eschatological Ontology

*Uni Dufour, Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève

5:45 pm

U300*
Auditoire Rouiller

Piano recital with Johann Vacher
(Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève).

Organization

University of Geneva's Theological Faculty and the University of Geneva's Romand Institute of Systematic and Ethics in collaboration with the Swiss Society for Theology.

Scientific Committee

With de support of the Swiss Society for Theology (SSTh), the Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale (CUSO), the Société des Amis de la Faculté de théologie (SAFT), the Société académique de Genève and the Commission administrative de l'Université de Genève.

Information and Registration

For any question: mariel.mazzocco(at)unige.ch

The entrance is free. Your registration will allow us to better organize the conference.

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