Vienna 2020 Abstracts

Abstracts for SOPHERE webinar (sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna), “(Ir)Rationality and Religiosity During Pandemics: Phenomenological Criticism”, Sept 16-17, 2020

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Keynote Speakers

Bruce Ellis Benson (University of St. Andrews): Which God Will Save Us? The Salvific Mythoi of Science and Religion in a Age of Pandemic

Tripp Fuller and Sarah Lane Ritchie (The University of Edinburgh): Of Monuments and Matter: Beyond a Return to Normal

James Mensch (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic): Subjectivity in the Age of Pandemics

Confirmed Speakers

Michael Barber (St. Louis University, USA): The COVID Virus as Imposed Relevance

Enrico Cerasi (University “Vita e Salute” – San Raffaele, Milan, Italy): The Bare Life and Faith in Christ. Some Remarks on the Spread of Covid-19

Daniel Conway (Texas A&M University, USA): Paneloux: COVID Lessons from Camus

Sevgi Demiroglu (independent researcher/Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar): The Levels of (Ir)Rationality during Pandemics: the Case of Üfürükçü

Todd DuBose (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, USA):
Virally Masked Transcendence: Once Again Flying too Close to the Sun

Yu-Ming Stanley Goh, SJ (Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, USA): O Reason, Where Art Thou? The Rationality of Conversion and a Pedagogical Response to the Pandemic

Andrew Oberg (University of Kochi, Japan): Enervating the Divine

Mirela Oliva (University of St. Thomas, Houston, USA): How to Reasonably Wait for the End of the World: Aquinas and Heidegger on the Thessalonians

Carl Raschke (University of Denver): Why there will not be a Great Spiritual Revival after the Pandemic

Emil Salim (Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia):
Stabilitas in Congregatione: Navigating The Stay-at-Home Order with Benedictine Stability During the Coronovirus Pandemic

Walter Scott Stepanenko ( John Carroll University, University Heights, USA): W.E.B. Du Bois and Ecclesial Rationality in “Of the Faith of the Fathers”

Nataliya Shok (Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia): Christian Bioethics and Resilience of Soviet Heritage in Russia During Covid-19: Does “Science and Religion” Concept Exist in Medicine?

Simeon Theojaya (Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia): Essentiality and Proximity in Times of Crises: Anthropodicy beyond the Limits of Reason Alone

How to cite the abstracts: Author’s Name, Title [Abstract]. Talk given at the Webinar of the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience, Sept 16-17 [exact date of your talk] “(Ir)Rationality and Religiosity During Pandemics: Phenomenological Criticism”.

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