The ECSI project relies on the capacity of teachers and others to witness authentically to Christian faith while bringing it into rich and open dialogue with persons of all ages and faith perspectives — including atheistic perspectives — in contemporary contexts. This inherently theological task is known as “recontextualisation.” You will explore key Christian beliefs and ways in which they have been and can further be recontextualised to promote personal transformation and meaningful dialogue in Catholic or other Christian contexts.
Topics covered will include:
Theology, tradition, and narrative
Looking again at the Christian Creed
Challenges to deepening personal faith
What happens to belief when it is post-critical?
The hermeneutic-communicative model revisited
Conditions of possibility for meaningful dialogue
Recontextualisation as theological task
Leading the enhancement of Catholic identity
Study tour leader
Associate Professor Robyn Horner's areas of research relate to the intersections between fundamental theology, poststructuralism, and phenomenology, as well as the theological foundations of the KU Leuven Enhancing Catholic Identity Project.
She is currently working on a phenomenology of revelation, as well as the major project, "Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic."