R. BRAGUE, ”Philosophies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Medieval Cultural Space”, 12 mars 2013, Dublin

”Philosophies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Medieval Cultural Space”

Prof Rémi Brague of the Universities of Munich and Paris Sorbonne will deliver a lecture entitled Philosophies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Medieval Cultural Space as part of the School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics Lecture Series on Tuesday March 12 at 5.00 pm in the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub.

This lecture will compare the different understandings of philosophy which the three monotheistic religions developed in the Middle Ages.

The variety in the practices, interpretations and institutionalisation of philosophy has shaped the whole of European higher culture. This took place especially through the independent role it attained through its institutional basis in the universities, as opposed to remaining a private undertaking.

Prof Rémi Brague will explore how the faith–reason distinction affected philosophy. By striking a bargain with religion in Christendom, philosophy had to lose a part of its freedom, but contributed to make the former sacra doctrina become theology. In Islam and Judaism, it kept its original purity, but had to remain outside of mainstream religion.

Rémi Brague is Emeritus Professor of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy at the University of Paris I. He teaches also at the Ludwig–Maximilian–Universität of Munich where he holds the chair Romano Guardini. He is member of the Institut de France (Academy of moral and political sciences).

His book publications include:Eccentric   Culture. A Theory of Western Civilization (2002), ET of Europe, la voie romaine (1992); The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought (2004); The Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea (2008); The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (2011).

 

This lecure is part of the Trinity Long Room Hub’s Lecture Series on Religion(s), Ethics and Cultural Engagement for 2012-13 organised in conjunction with the School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub at 17.00 on Tuesday, 12 March 2013.

Venue: Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
Fellows Square, Trinity College Dublin

Admission is free, all welcome.
For further information visit www.tcd.ie/longroomhub


Alice KADRI

Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale à l'Université de Nantes, elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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