Theology of the Person: The Person and Human Dignity
Regent College's Centre for Humanity and the Common Good presents an eight-part lecture series on the Theology of the Person. This lecture series recovers the all-important concept of the "Person" for a theological engagement of contemporary culture.
Join us on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 for the second lecture titled "Going Beyond Oneself: The Dignity of the Human Person and the Revolution of Mercy" with philosopher Holger Zaborowski.
This lecture will be available online only.
Lecture Title: Going Beyond Oneself: The Dignity of the Human Person and the Revolution of Mercy
Speaker: Holger Zaborowski
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 12 pm–1 pm
ABOUT THE LECTURE
This lecture explores the self-transcending act of mercy and focuses on the relation between merciful action, being a morally responsible person, and human dignity.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Holger Zaborowski (DPhil, Oxford; Dr. Phil., Siegen) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His main research interests include German idealism, 20th century German philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. He has written and contributed to multiple books, including Robert Spaemann’s Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2010), Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society (Catholic University of America Press, 2010), and Heidegger’s Question of Being: Dasein, Truth, and History (Catholic University of America Press, 2017). He is co-editor of the Heidegger-Jahrbuch and of Interpretationen und Quellen.
ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR HUMANITY AND THE COMMON GOOD
The James M. Houston Centre for Humanity and the Common Good is a five-year initiative of Regent College dedicated to the question of human identity and its importance for conceptions of the good life. Grounded in Dr. James M. Houston’s Christian theological vision of integrative scholarship combining academic study, practical research, and lived reality, the centre will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-religious dialogue on the question of what it means to be human. Through planned collaboration with UBC and other academic institutions, and by inviting insights from a wide range of secular and religious perspectives, the centre aims to engage in a broad consideration of human identity and the common good.
The lecture is free, but a ticket is required to participate.