III Annual CRH-PThU Colloquy on Theology and Heritage

  • Irving, A. (Organiser)
  • Hans Martin Kirn (Organiser)

    Activiteit: Organising and contributing to an event Academic


    Making Space for God asks where theology and heritage meet in spaces, and the ways people create, adapt, represent, and imagine them. The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science has allocated 13,5 million euros for the development of community-based Kerkenvisies that take on the challenges and opportunities posed by religious heritage buildings at the local level. But what actually is a religious space? Can God still be encountered through old architectural forms? How can a new architectural form introduce people into a mystery? What tension lies between sacred spaces and commercial use in contemporary (re)developments?

    The three speakers will approach the intersection of spatial approaches to religion, theology, and heritage from three engaging perspectives. Following each speaker will discussion time, and at the conclusion a roundtable.

    The Colloquy, is part of series of colloquies jointly hosted by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen, and the Protestant Theological University's campus in Groningen, which explores the intersection of heritage and Christian theology.

    Bert Daelemans, Invited speaker
    Universidad Pontificia Comillas

    David Brown, Invited speaker
    University of St Andrews

    Mattias Kaljouw, Invited speaker
    Protestant Theological University

    LocatieGroningen, Netherlands
    Mate van erkenningInternational