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Annual Lecture MaCS- Good and bad spirituality in business and economics today

Spirituality is flourishing in the world of multinational corporations. Companies compete in storytelling on ‘spiritual paths’. This phenomenon has positive, but also negative aspects. In his lecture, Professor Bruni will discuss the instrumental use and abuse of spiritual language within companies. Biblical humanism will offer insights for such a critical analysis.

About the Annual Lecture

Every year, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology organizes an annual lecture, addressing a theme at the crossroads of Christianity and Society. The lecture marks the content of the Master’s Program Christianity and Society, a one-year multidisciplinary program accessible for students from all academic disciplines or backgrounds who have completed an academic Bachelor’s degree. The program focusses on the question how Christianity influences law, politics, economics, modern art, science, and world religions.

Previous keynote speakers were Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, René Grotenhuis, Willem Cardinal Eijk, Tomáš Halík and Kieran Flanagan.


13.30 Welcome with coffee and tea
14.00 Opening Lecture
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Luigino Bruni ‘Good and bad spirituality in business and economics today’ - Challenges and critical perspectives from social theory and the Bible
14.45 Break
15.00 Response by Eefje de Gelder MA MSc
15.30 Response by Prof. Dr. Johan Graafland
16.00 Discussion with panel and audience
16.30 Concluding remarks by Dr. Kees de Groot, coordinator of the Master Christianity and Society

Location: Auditorium Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

Registration & information

The lecture is free of charge. If you wish to attend, please register by filling out the
form on our website:

For enquiries, please contact the secretary’s office of the school.
telephone 013 – 466 3800,

When: 23 February 2018 13:30

End date: 23 February 2018 16:30