Conferinta Reason and Faith, Cluj, 9-11 oct.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Bucarest

PROGRAM

Reason and Faith at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

organised by

Babeş-Bolyai University

UNESCO-European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES)

The Italian Cultural Institute of Bucharest

9-11 October, 2008

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

General Conference Information

  • The conference should be seen as a continuation of discussions carried out in:

Bucharest („Ethical and Moral Dimensions for Higher Education and Science in Europe”, September 2004),

the Vatican („The Cultural Heritage and Academic Values of the European University and the Attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area”, March/April 2006),

Cluj-Napoca („Living in Truth: A Conceptual Framework for a Wisdom Society and the European Construction”, September 2007).

The Conference Program

Wednesday, October 8th

Arrival of participants [accommodation at the University Hotel, 7

Pandurilor Street, phone: 0264 429 786]

17:00-18:30 City Tour

20:00

[„Juventus” Restaurant] Reception

Thursday, October 9th

8:30     Opening Session and Plennary Address, Aula Magna

Andrei Marga, Rector of „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca

Jan Sadlak, Director, UNESCO-CEPES, Bucharest

Alberto Castaldini, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Bucharest

9:30 Plennary Address: S.E. Mons. FRANCISCO-JAVIER LOZANO,

Apostolic Nuncio, Bucharest, Romania

10:00   Session 1, Jean Monnet Amphiteatre,

A Re-examination of the classical perspectives on the relationship between reason and faith

Moderator: Pawel Kapusta

(1)   Virgil Nemoianu, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USA

Josef Pieper, Hope, Imperfection and Literature

(2)   Andrei Rezaev, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Rationalization and Varieties of Capitalism(s) in Contemporary Eurasia as

the New Frame of Reference for Understanding Reason and Faith

(3)   Nicolae Balotă, University of Nice, France

La Raison et la Foi face à la Vérité

(4)   Alin Tat, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Fides et ratio chez Etienne Gilson

(5)   Korina Zamfir, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Reason and Faith

(6)   Alin Fumurescu, University of Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Debating the Logos

13:00    Lunch, „Piramida” Restaurant

14:30   Session 2, Jean Monnet Amphiteatre

A Re-examination of the classical perspectives on the relationship between reason and faith

Moderator: Paul Gilbert

(1)   Gian Franco Lami, University of Rome „La Sapienza”, Italy

La ragione nella fede: laicità, federalismo e democrazia nell’Occidente cristiano

(2)   Graham Ward, University of Manchaster, UK

Hegel’s Approach to Faith and Reason

(3) Eric Gilder, „C. Peter Magrath” Center for Romanian-American Academic Interaction, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania

A Reasonable Faith? Rowan Williams’ Understanding of Anglicanism in

Modernity

(4)   Gabriela Blebea Nicolae, University of Ottawa, Canada

Who Could Be a Moral Guide?

(5)   Buzogány Dezsõ, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Melanchthon: Reason and Faith

16:30     Coffee

17:00   Session 3, Jean Monnet Amphitheatre

Solidarity of faith by rational approaches within the

monotheistic religions

Moderator: Michele Marsonet

(1)   Johannes Lechner, Institut Saint Jean, Rimont, France

Une position créative: la constante nouveauté de la pensée de saint Thomas
d’Aquin

(2)   Christopher Watkins, Cambridge University, UK

Faith over Reason: Žižek contra Badiou

(3)   Ştefan Iloaie, „Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Technological Era. Relativism and Ambivalence in the Postmodern Moral

(4)   Daniela Maci, University of Oradea, Romania

Death between reason and faith

(5)   Tereza Brandusa Palade, NSPSPA, Bucharest, Romania

Thinking in Faith: The Intellect as a Divine Gift and the Virtue of Humility

(6) Sas Teodora, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

John Dewey: In Transition from religious idealism to the Social Ethic of

Democracy

20:00 Dinner, „Piramida” Restaurant

Friday, October 10th

8:30     Plennary Session, Jean Monnet Amphitheatre:

MICHELE LENOCI, Dean of the Faculty of Education of Sacro Cuore Catholic

University, Milan, Italy

Reason, Faith and Metaphysics for a New Humanism

9:15     Session 1, Jean Monnet Amphitheatre

Solidarity of faith by rational approaches within the

monotheistic religions

Moderator: Eric Gilder

(1) Wilhelm Danca, Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania

Faith and Reason in the Monotheistic Religions

(2) Maria Duffy, Milltown  Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Faith and reason in the work of Paul Ricoeur

(3) Pawel Kapusta, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Approaches to Making Christian Faith Credible

(4)  Santiago Sia, Milltown Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Faith, Reason and Metaphysical Thinking: A Process Response to Fides et

Ratio

(5) Vasile Leb, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj- Napoca, Romania

The Orthodox Church and the Interreligious Dialogue

11:30   Coffee

12:00   Session 2, Jean Monnet Amphitheatre

pathologies. „Pathologies of reason” and „pathologies of faith” in civilizations today

Moderator: Andrey Rezaev

(1)   Michael Purcell, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

‘Christ the Stranger: Overcoming European boundaries’

(2)   Michele Ambrosi,Trier University, Germany

Faith and Reason as Elements in the Development of European Social Policy

(3) Radu Gheorghiţă, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA

The Epistle to the Hebrews: Reason and Faith at the Beginning of the

First  Millenium

(3)   Mihai Maci, University of Oradea, Romania

The spectres of solved problems

14:00   Lunch, „Piramida Restaurant”

15:30   Session 3, Jean Monnet Amphitheatre

Reason and Faith at the beginning of the twenty first century. The expansion of science and the resurgence of religion

Moderator: Romulus Brâncoveanu

(1)   Michele Marsonet, University of Genoa, Italy

Religion and Science as Compatible Conceptual  Schemes

(2)   Béla Mester, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Analogous Topics of Human Nature in the Science, Philosophy and Theology

(3)   Ioan Chirilă, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj- Napoca, Romania

The Divine Reasons of Creation and the Knowledge through Faith

(Complements to a Secular Epistemology)

(4) Paul Gilbert, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Le concept spéculatif selon Jean Ladrière

(5) Gheorghe Stratan, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Is a new „Galileo case” possible?

(6)  Romulus Brâncoveanu, University of Bucharest, Romania

„To believe in” and „to belive that”. Ressemblances and differences

(7) Monica Meruţiu, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Science, Reason and Faith in the Third Millenium

19:00 Coffee

19:15 Plennary Session: SANTIAGO SIA, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown

Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Education, the Business Model and the Bologna Process: A

Philosophical Response

20:00                                         Concluding Banquet, offered by Andrei Marga, Rector of „Aroma” Restaurant                      „Babes-Bolyai” University

Participants:

Ambrosi, Michele, Trier University, Germany

Balotă, Nicolae, University of Nice, France

Blebea Nicolae, Gabriela, University of Ottawa, Canada

Brâncoveanu, Romulus, University of Bucharest, Romania

Buzogány, Dezső, Dean of the Faculty of Reformed Theology, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Castaldini, Alberto, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Bucharest, Romania

Chirilă, Ioan, Dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dancă, Wilhelm, Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania

Duffy, Maria, Milltown Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Fumurescu, Alin, University of Bloomington, USA

Gheorghiţă, Radu, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, USA

Gilbert, Paul, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Gilder, Eric, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania

Iloaie, Ştefan, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Kapusta, Pawel, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Lami, Gian Franco, „La Sapienza” University, Rome, Italy

Leb, Vasile, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Lechner, Johannes, Institut Saint Jean, Rimont, France

Lenoci, Michele, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Sacro Cuore Catholic

University, Milan, Italy

Lewis, Andrew Zack, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Lozano, Francisco-Javier, S.E. Mons., Apostolic Nuncio, Bucharest, Romania

Maci, Daniela, University of Oradea, Romania

Maci, Mihai, University of Oradea, Romania

Marga, Andrei, Rector, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Marsonet, Michele, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Genoa, Italy

Meruţiu, Monica, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Mester, Béla, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Nemoianu, Virgil, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA

Palade, Tereza Brandusa, NSPSPA, Bucharest, Romania

Purcell, Michael, Edinburgh University Divinity School, UK

Rezaev, Andrei, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Sadlak, Jan, Director, UNESCO-CEPES, Bucharest, Romania

Sas, Teodora, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Sia, Santiago, Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Stratan, Gheorghe, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tat, Alin, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ward, Graham, University of Manchaster, UK

Watkins, Christopher, Cambridge University, UK

Zamfir, Korina, „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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  1. This looks like an fascinating conference. I wish I could attend!

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