2 September 2010

 

07:30-08:30    Registration

 

08:30-08:45    Opening address

Prof Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo

(Deputy Executive Dean: College of Human Sciences, Unisa)

 

08:45-09:15     Introduction: Shifting frontiers of transcendence: Immanent transcendence in the 21st century 

Prof Cornel du Toit

(Research Institute for Theology and Religion, Unisa)

 

09:15-10:15     Transcendence in a culture of immanent mysticism. A perspective from Western Europe

Prof Toine van den Hoogen (Fundamental Theology, Religion and Social Theory, Radboud University
Nijmegen)

 

10:15-10:30    TEA /COFFEE

 

10:30-11:15     The rise of the human predator and

the transcendence of consciousness

Prof Francois du Rand (Palaeontologst, Dept. of Zoology, University of Johannesburg)

 

11:15-12:00     Our limbic system and the so-called religious brain  

Dr Etienne van der Walt

(Neurologist, Cape Town)

 

12:00-13:00    LUNCH

 

13:00:13:45     Transcendence in physics:

An oxymron?

Dr. Detlev Tönsing

(Physicist/theolo­gian, University

of KwaZulu-Natal)

 

13:45:14:30     Changing modes of  theological rationality

                        Prof Toine van den Hoogen                         (Fundamental Theology, Religion                  and Social Theory, Radboud                                  University Nijmegen)

 

14:30-14:45    TEA /COFFEE

 

14:45-15:30    Transcendence in African

traditional religion

Dr Francis Rakotsoane

(National University of Lesotho)

 

15:30-16:15    Transcendence in art

Prof Amanda du Preez

(???  University of Pretoria)

 

16:15-17:00    Immanent transcendence and the

radical transcendence:

the fundamental issue between

a Christian theology and a

naturalistic metaphysic

Prof Klaus Nürnberger (Systematic theologian)

 

Homo transcendentalis?

Transcendence in science and religion:

Interdisciplinary perspectives

2 & 3 September 2010

 

              Register before 30 August 2010

 

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Homo transcendentalis?

Transcendence in science and religion:

Interdisciplinary perspectives

South African Science and Religion Forum

 

DATE:                        2 & 3 September 2010

VENUE:          Building 7, Room 2A

Unisa Sunnyside Campus

Cnr. Walker & Mears Streets

Sunnyside, Pretoria

[Parking: Cnr. Walker & Joubert

Streets]

 

Conference registration fee

R250-00 per person

 

This price includes lunch, tea, coffee and refreshments as indicated on the programme, as well as the con­ference papers in book form when published.

 

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Tel no:                                    (012) 429-4369

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Friday

3 September 2010

 

 

08:30-09:15    Transcendence in music

Frank Valentine (Kinesiologist, Johannesburg)

 

09:15:10:00     Mysticism as accommodation of

transcendence

The Revd Dr Jeremy J Jacobs (St George’s Anglican Church, Johannesburg)

 

10:00-10:30    TEA/COFFEE

 

10:30-11:15     Self-transcendence and eros. The human condition between want and desire

Prof Cornel du Toit

(Research Insti­tute for Theology

and Religion, Unisa)

 

11:15-12:00     Transcendence in present-day

secular society with reference to

secular spirituality

Julian Muller

(University of Pretoria)

 

12:00-12:45     Immanent transcendence in a post-foundationalist religion:

an impossible dream?

                        Prof Hansie Wolmarans

                        (University of Johannesburg)

 

12:45-13:30    Transcendence in religion:

                        The role of ritual

Dr. Elsabe Kloppers

(Musicologist/Thelogian)

 

Homo transcendentalis?

Transcendence in science and religion:

Interdisciplinary perspectives

 

South African Science and Religion Forum

(SASRF)

 

 

2 & 3 September 2010

 

Research Institute for Theology and Religion

University of South Africa

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