Conference "Religious Experience, Secular Reason and Politics around 1900", November 16th-17th, 2017 (Original title: "Religiöse Erfahrung, säkulare Vernunft und Politik um 1900")

Between 1870 and 1930, different regions of the world experienced religious awakenings that engaged with secular reason in two forms, namely Historicism and Positivism (or Evolutionism).  Around 1900, a broad spectrum of theological and philosophical approaches to religious experience and mysticism emerged, which was closely connected to ideological and political struggles. The conference exemplarily investigates selected paradigmatic approaches to religious experience, secular reason and politics.

Speaker: Baier Karl, Bocken Inigo, de Kesel Marc, Guanzini Isabella, Meiller Christopher, Popp Stephan, Riedenauer Markus, Schelkshorn Hans, Steunebrink Gerrit, Van der Zweerde Evert, Westerink Herman.

Time: Thursday 16. Nov 2017 (3-7 p.m.) und Friday 17.Nov. 2017 (9 a.m.– 6 p.m.)

Location: Sitzungssaal des Dekanats der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, 2nd floor right hand side, staircase no. 8

Coordination: Hans Schelkshorn, Herman Westerink

Organization: RaT, Department of Christian Philosophy/University of Vienna, Titus-Brandsma-Institut/Nijmegen