Theology: The temptation not to be difficult
NIGHT TALK - The temptation for all the cultural sciences to adapt to the prevailing culture is great. But Erik Borgman calls on theologians tonight to be difficult (language: Dutch).
The temptation for all the cultural sciences to adapt to the prevailing culture is great. It wants practicality and usefulness. No jargon, no complicated theories, no emphasis on tradition, but: this is what you get out of it. In an era in which religion is not very popular, theology is even more exposed to this temptation. However, Erik Borgman’s message is that this is the time for theologians to be difficult. God is another way of saying: fortunately, things are more complicated and more mysterious than you think. Within a university, theologians have the task of asking for trouble, because: “the truth will make you free, but first it will piss you off”. With Erik Borgman, Professor of Theology of religion, in particular Christianity.
- Speaker: prof. dr. Erik Borgman
- Category: Night Talk
- Language: Dutch
- End time: 21:45 hrs
- Organized by: Science Cafe